Thursday 1 May 2014

2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Fattoria del Cerro

A relatively cheap wine from a super market shelf for the use to have a glass or two at the hotel room before going out for dinner - can it be good?
It has a portrait of a man with a cheeky mustache and a big collar, and it obviously got a 3 bicchiere from Gambero Rosso (like all other wines...), so it must be good?

Well then?

2010 Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, Fattoria del Cerro
Actually, it is really good, lots of fresh cherry pips on the nose alongside notes of rosemary, gravel and some licorice. Not deep, not complex, but pure and fine.
The taste is young, perky and gulpable with the same cherry pips as on the nose with notes of herbs, licorice, almonds and a touch of milk chocolate. No problem to finish the bottle. Well worth the 10 Euro it cost.
86p   (tasted 2014/05)

Now, what's for dinner?


  1. I have 3 bottles left of their 2003 VN Riserva.....fantastic wine !!

    1. Great to hear - haven't tried that one.