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Lungarotti San Giorgio 2016 Wine Review

Lungarotti San Giorgio 2016

Lungarotti San Giorgio 2016

Umbria I.G.T., Italy

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Price: $51.95

Drink: 2022-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lungarotti San Giorgio

Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants Inc.

More Vintages: 2006  2000 

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Molly Amoli Shinhat reviewed this wine as follows:

Like George the Dragon-slayer, Giorgio Lungarotti, the winery's founder, didn't shy from heading off the beaten path. He created the first "SuperUmbrian" vintage in 1977. As its descendant, this wine is equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel-aged for 12 months, and then aged over a year in bottle.

Don't be fooled by the IGT classification. It may be lowest on the Italian scale, but this is no lower tier wine at all.

It's is a rich, hand-embroidered, tapestry-like wine, of deep ruby, heading to garnet, with a nose of cedar, black cherries, plums, cassis and smoke. On the palate, it hits the highs for acidity and tannins, with medium a.b.v. at 13%, and is bone dry at 3 g/l residual sugar.

It gives spice, cedar, cassis, charred wood and eucalyptus, with all the dark fruit from the nose, and an astonishing saline note. An absolutely delicious wine, with a fabulous backstory to contemplate.

Bearing Giorgio's signature, the label shows an Italian Renaissance under-drawing of San Giorgio in action. The artist is no less than Italian Renaissance painter, Raphael (1483-1520).

On San Giorgio's traditional feast day, every April 23rd, the tradition endures, and fires are lit in the Lungarotti vineyards around Torgiano to appease the dragon.

Along with San Giorgio's story, this wine pairs brilliantly with strong, very aged cheeses and roasted red meats. Recommended serving temperature is 16-18 degrees Celcius. Strong ageing potential.
From the Umbria wine region, Lungarotti San Giorgio 2016 is a full-bodied 50% blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese wine grapes. Intense with well-defined flavours of ripe red berries, black pepper and baking spices on the palate. Tannins are chewy and the wine would benefit from a couple more years in cellar. Try in 2022. The wine was fermented in stainless-steel tank and aged 12 months in French oak barrels with an additional 12 months in bottle prior to its release. - Community Wine Reviews

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