Julia scored this wine: 98/100
The weight of this bottle was so heavy that i needed the wine to sustain me afterwards! There is a curious spider on the front of the bottle which made me feel drawn to enjoy the contents as the approach of Halloween gets closer…and then the name Piano….I could imagine sitting looking out at the beautiful changes of the leaves as a piano played Jazz in the back ground….yup, i had high expectations and i hadn't even popped the cork yet!
Well rest assured, there was no worry to be had… This wine delivered in every one of my expectations,I will go as far as to say, buy more than one bottle!
After finally lifting this heavy bottle and popping that cork, I poured the most rich cherry coloured liquid, i smelled cherries immediately. So far the marriage was perfect. My first sip revealed delicious fruits, and yes, predominantly cherries. After this taste subsides there is an almost sweetness of a mild acidic balsamic vinegar which opens up to a vegetable, mineral essence, before a long, dry finish.
The name of this wine…Piano Del Cerro gives a hint into the ability to create the complexity and richness of it's taste, translated, planes of the hills….producing difficult growing conditions, but yielding a powerfully structured wine!
This wine would be perfect with spicy Turkey meat balls in a balsamic tomato sauce .