(2011 Vintage) This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grown in vineyards near the historic communes of Montecchio and Orvieto. The winemaking landscape here is characterized by picturesque lakes, rolling hills, and sedimentary clay soils. The resulting wine is accessible and well-rounded—a distinct and delicious expression of Umbrian terroir.
International Wine Cellar(2007 Vintage) "Ridiculously dark black-ruby color. Pretty aromas of cassis, black plum and earth, with a pronounced vanilla presence that does not overpower the fruit. Rich and densely packed, with distinctly ripe flavors of black fruits, raisin and chocolate lifted by an intriguing balsamic vinegar note. This finishes lighter than it starts, with welcome acidity nicely delineating the borderline-overripe fruit. Finishes creamy and long. This is a lot of wine for the money, and the best Vitiano in years, far r...
Antonio Galloni(2007 Vintage) "The 2007 Sangiovese is less convincing in its balance. It, too, is made in a rich, concentrated style, yet some uncharacteristic green notes lurk beneath. Impressive as this wine is for the sheer depth of its fruit, there isn’t a lot of varietal character here. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010."
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/07/2013