COEVO a ‘Must-Try Wine for 2016’
The Daily Meal‘s Gabe Sasso has selected “10 Must-Try Wines for 2016,” and Cecchi’s COEVO is in this special group. These are wines, Sasso writes in his introduction to the piece, that “all have two incredibly important things in common: They are all well-made and delicious.” Here’s what he had to say about Cecchi’s COEVO:
This new Super Tuscan wine in the Cecchi portfolio is a blend of sangiovese (60 percent), cabernet sauvignon (10 percent), petit verdot (20 percent), and merlot (10 percent). Each variety was fermented separately. It underwent 18 months of barrel aging and a year of bottle aging prior to release. From the word go, this is an impressive offering. The nose is gently layered with red fruit, leather, and savory herb aromas. The complex palate is stuffed with wave after wave of dried red fruits including cherries, cranberries, and more. Earth, black tea, a horn-o-plenty of spices, and bits of toasty oak are all in evidence on the prodigiously long finish. Some Super Tuscan wines are dominated by the international varieties to the point that the sangiovese character gets lost. That’s not the case here. Everything comes together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. A mere 200 cases were produced, so grab it before it’s gone.