Place: Suvereto – Tuscany, Italy
The territory of Suvereto stretches between the red of the Metalliferous hills and the blue of the Tyrrhenian sea in Tuscany’s coastal southern tip. The hills here are gentle in slope but have extremely stony and calcareous soils. The temperature can be mild and pleasant or desiccate the skin when the north winds blow.
Case in point is this almost seven-year-old sangiovese. We were enamoured by the 2016 vintage. A deeply savoury, intensely perfumed wine, framed by fine yet powerful terracotta tannins. A large glass and time up your sleeve are the only other necessary ingredients.