J'adore's FAVORITE RED (We personally visited this vineyard in Italy!!)
Owned by Simone Castelli and his family, Podere 414 is a certified organic estate with 13ha of vines, situated in western Tuscany, straddling a river near the town of Scansano. From the region's very stony soils, this Morellino (Sangiovese), is splashed with Colorino, Ciliegiolo, Alicante, and Syrah. Each variety is vinified separately, before the blend goes into two year old barriques for one year, followed by additional bottle age prior to release.
Deep, dark, and muscular, with wild cassis, blackberry, black cherry imbued with fragrant Tuscan garrigue and lifted with a pretty violet florality. Tannins are ample and grippy, supporting the wine to a stony finish. Drinking very well now, but will continue to develop for years in your cellar.
Region: Maremma, Toscana, Italy