Carmenère Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
- Tasting Notes
- Pairs With
- ColorPronounced ruby red colour with violet highlights
- NoseIt has remarkable aromaticintensity, with fragrances encompassing green peppers and wild berries.
- FlavorThe palateis full and warm, slightly herbaceous when young, becoming more rounded with age;it has an exceptionally prolonged aromatic persistence. A wine of quite extraordinarycharacter and longevity.
Trentino At a Glance
Region Name Trentino
In the northernmost reaches of Italy, close to the Austrian border, the dramatic landscape is a fitting backdrop to one of the world’s most important wine-producing areas.
|Vintage||Publication||Score||Review Date||POS Generator|
|2016||James Suckling||93||Apr 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||James Suckling||97||Aug 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||Vinous Media||94||Nov 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
- Score: 93 Vintage 2016 James Suckling An exciting, energetic wine that finally gives the carmenere grape (from Bordeaux) a positive profile in Northeastern Italy, where it arrived in the late 19th century. Complex mushroom, soy-sauce and spicy character. The racy tannins and acidity are married to the juicy and vibrant palate, which breaks the mold for this region decisively! Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 97 Vintage 2015 James Suckling Fabulous carmenere with black licorice, blackberry and tar character. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and bright acidity. Soft, yet lively. Hints of black pepper and spices. So long and flavorful. Superb wine. 6,250 bottles made. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media Savory, sweet, spicy and fresh, the 2015 Carmenère di San Leonardo is pulling me closer and closer to the glass with its seductive bouquet, mixing depths of cherry and young strawberry with cracked black pepper, rosemary and sage, as white smoke combines with the slightest hint of brown sugar to set off all of the pleasure sensors in the brain. This is elegant and refined, showing silky textures playing host to tart red and a hint of black fruit, with noble tannins, as inner florals and savory herbs resonate for up to a minute, leaving just a hint of blackberry in their wake. This is a selection from San Leonardo’s oldest vines of Carmenère, and it’s a stunner! Shelf Talker Full Page Review