Rich nose, dark fruits and Parma violets. Lovely, rich Christmas cake palate, long, luscious. Nice tannins. Super stuff.
Fattoria Il Lago is a Tuscan Winery and Olive Oil producing country estate, situated just outside of florence near the small town of Docomano. The estate belonged to the noble Florentine family of Bartolini-Vivai-Salimbeni hundreds of year ago, then in 1962 the farm was purchased by the Spagnoli family who began the slow process of restoring many dilapidated buildings and overhauling the vineyards and replanting the Sangiovese grape vines.
Tasting Note: Red ruby colour with shades of purple and a bright intensity. Intense red and black fruits on the palate followed by a bouquet of scented violets. Dry, warm and soft with bracing acidity and well suited tannin supported by excellent structure and balance despite the young liveliness of fruit.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.2/20 (average producer score)