Vitiano 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Sangiovese, IGT Umbria
Winemakers notes: A blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 34% Sangiovese, after fermentation they let the wine age for just three months in French Never oak barrels for a hint of oak character and a touch of added complexity.
Cherries and oak blast the pallet with this young wine, and although it is extremely flavourful, I need to disagree with most reviews and say it definitely isn’t “complex”. This is a good everyday beverage wine. Overall, it gets a “THIN” Score from Big Fat Wine. An average wine with little distinction except that it is soundly made.
I think I will give this another chance in the future and hope Bacchus shakes his magic corkscrew and it develops further.
[JBC]16September2010 / BFW