Rocca delle Macie Roccato 2013
|Brand||Rocca delle Macie|
Black currant, cedar and herbal aromas and flavors mark this rich, salty red. Elegant, with lively acidity and a light dusting of tannins on the finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2023. 2,250 cases made.
A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon in equal parts, this opens with aromas of black-skinned fruit, cedar and a whiff of espresso. The polished palate doles out juicy black plum, white pepper and licorice alongside ripe tannins.
The 2013 Roccato is equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon with a ripe, robust and sunny disposition. The wine is saturated and thick with warm climate aromas of cherry marmalade and dark blackberry. It offers ample richness and softness. It hits that proverbial sweet spot that makes it both accessible in personality yet rich and fruit-forward in constitution. Some 20,000 bottles were produced.
The 2013 Roccato, the estate's Sangiovese/ Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is a pleasant wine to drink now and over the next few years. Black plum, smoke, tobacco and mocha all develop in the glass. It would be nice to see a little more character here.