Blow away by the quality of this wine. Paired well with bolognese. Very well rounded for such a young wine. I had to go back and check the year. Very impressive wine from a region I know very little about.
The 2013 Saserello has some bright fruit, some spice and plums and a slightly tart cherry finish. No surprises given the four grapes, of equal amount, in this blend. Not a show horse but then again Tuesdays need a wine too...
Dark red colored. Nose earthy and closed with tobacco box intrigue. Forest. Initial flavor is a burst of intense dark fruit, Opens to jammy semi-sweetness. Quite acidic and red currant in the lingering finish.
Saserello is a rich wine - and my first experience suggests it needs to breathe some time before you really enjoy it. I didn't pick up as much of the spicy/peppery notes but there was earthy richness balanced by syrupy fruit taste and mouthfeel. This would pair very well with rich red meats including lamb dishes. I also hope to try it in the future with a white pasta sauce dish.
The Saserello 2013 is a good value wine for the money. It poured a deep black cherry color. Its nose projected the aromas dark fruit, menthol and spicy oak. When tasted it was a solid wine on all accounts and you could find no faults. It's a good everyday drinker, but not one of those wines you would uncork for a special occasion.