Autentico Sangiovese. This Pizzini Forza di Ferro Sangiovese 2016 has red fruit and leather, the palate just medium-bodied, slightly ferrous with the fruit very much downplayed for savouriness.
Every time I think about the Pizzini Sangiovese range I think it about how varietal and real this wine tastes, no doubt helped by having the right clones planted in the right place. I feel the inspiration, the tannins – it all feels grounded in what Sangiovese is meant to be.
Best drinking: now to ten years plus. 17.7/20, 92/100. 13.8%, $55. Pizzini Wines website. Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.
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Having tasted a few Sangiovese wines when in Australia the first one that impressed me as anything near Italianate was a 2004 Pizzini, and that includes a Coriole that I tasted at cellar door. Sounds like they haven’t missed a beat.