This Aldi San Zenone Toscana Rosso 2011 pours a light red, almost crimson, and releases a steady aroma of red berries and rose-hips. This is a light wine in body, although there is an earthy and mineral taste mixing in with the fruitiness, and the volume expands in the mouth to give a sense of depth you didn’t expect, but in a light way. The finish is long and fruity, tailing off to an earthy wine hint.
The bottle states it should be served at around 17C, and at this warmth it really is a pleasant drinking wine. You could easily drink this San Zenone Toscana Rosso 2011 on its own, or with just a few nibbles, to really get the feel for the wine. And at its low price, you should get a case.
The Provinco Italia bottling group in Italy blend regional grapes to make some superb wines. This 2011 wine has an IWSC silver medal, and its predicessor in 2009 had both and IWSC and a Decanter Silver medal. It seem they know their art, and Aldi have been able to bring this to the stores at a price well below expectation.
|Grapes:||Various Tuscan blend|
|Occasion:||Pasta, Cheese, on its own|