If you are looking for a great value to kick of the New Year, look no farther than Fattoria San Lorenzo Il Casolare Rosso. This blend of 50% Montepulciano and 50% Sangiovese is a declassified Rosso Piceno, which helps keep the price point low. The vineyards, located in the Marche region of Italy, are farmed biodynamically and organically and there is minimal intervention in Fattoria San Lorenzo’s winemaking process.
Il Casolare Rosso offers fruity notes that are juicy and not jammy. There are also notes of herbs and spice along with a pure finish. Balanced and food-friendly. I have tasted a lot of values over the years and I think this wine earns a spot in my top 10! Such a fantastic wine for the price! (12.5% alcohol, $12)