With 93+ points from Wine Advocate, you really can’t go wrong with the 2007 La Spinetta Sassontino. 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino, this bold red embodies the heart of Tuscany. With its firm tannins and bouquet of ripe fruits, this Sassontino pairs perfectly with beef and venison of any style and is an excellent choice to serve at your next dinner party where red meat is being served.
This red comes from the most famous geographical region in Tuscany for growing grapes, Toscana IGT, and has the dry characteristics that are common in this region. Rich fruit flavors of plum, blackberry, and grape are balanced nicely by hints of oak and dried herbs, making this a hit with connoisseurs who enjoy juicy wines that are not too sweet.
Made by the family-owned La Spinetta winery in Tuscany, this wine falls into the 24% of Sangiovese wines made there each year. The only wine they make more of is Moscato d’Asti. Producing approximately 650,000 bottles of wine a year, 200,000 of those in Tuscany and 450,000 in Piedmont, the La Spinetta winery, which means to “top of the hill”, is owned by the Rivetti family. Their head winemaker is Giorgio Rivetti, the son of Guiseppe and Lidia Rivetti who founded the winery in 1977. Over the years, the family has expanded the size of their property as well as their varieties of wine.
If a bold red from a renowned family of Tuscany winemakers is on your list, you must try this 2007 Sassontino. We sell it for $68.88, a bargain when you consider the source and the high ratings. Keep it on hand for when guests drop in or consider a case for your next large get-together.