The winery, Fattoria Zerbina, is apparently named after a warm, southerly wind that blows through Marzeno where the vineyards are located, so now we have that out of the way we can tell you about this bonny little sangio. It's a very medium-bodied style that shows smells of sour cherries, dried herbs and meaty savouriness on the nose, together with a touch of soft spice. The palate is lighter, very approachable and cherry-like, with fine drying tannins, licks of leather, and a decent earthy finish. It's made for food, like most Italian wines, and would be great with mushroom risotto.
Produced entirely from our own grapes, utilizing principally selections of Sangiovese Grosso, a Sangiovese with a larger berry, the wine represents the entry level of the Zerbina estate’s red wine production. It has nonetheless received a certain amount of recognition from critics. The fermentation is shorter and less intense than that used for the better selections, as Ceregio is conceived as a wine suitable to be drunk young even if, in certain vintages, it can last and improve for 5-6 years.
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2014 Fattoria Zerbina Ceregio Sangiovese di Romagna Superio