Belguardo's 2001 Poggio Bronzone comes from the Morellino di Scansano region of Tuscany. Belguardo is owned by Marchesi Mazzei, the owner of Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti, which happens to be one of my favourite Chianti producers. Anyway, this wine had a very nice nose, with scents of blackberry, cherry, flowers (violet and rose), leather, with some hints of musroom, pepper and tea. "Lovely, but not intense, great fruit with other nice aromas." On the palate I thought I had some truffle aromas as well? Anway, this was a very nice tasting wine, medium-bodied with firm tannins. Mmmm! It was neat to taste this just three days after my Vigna del Sorbo (see Aug. 20/06 post) - this packed as great a punch, but brought everything into balance. Nice, long finish, close to 20 seconds. A terrific wine that should still improve, an absolute steal at C$23.
I enjoyed this wine with a pasta dish containing mild Italian sausage and a light tomato sauce