Vignavecchia is a Sangiovese blend produced in Tuscany, Italy.
The wine is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, and 5% Colorino.
Sometimes a bad bottle of wine is just a bad bottle of wine.
I found this wine on the seasonal wine list at Basil T’s, a local restaurant. It was a pop and pour. I get the feeling a decent decant might help this wine out.
The nose had a good deal of terroir (minerals and dirt), and not much more.
The tannins were extremely harsh, and failed to soften at all as the bottle aired. The palate found rough cherries.
The wine lacked any semblance of a finish.
We drank it alongside a small antipasto platter of Italian meats, cheese, and olives. The food was fantastic, but the wine was a misfire.
It retails in the $30 range.