2006 Montebelli Monteregio di Massa Maritima Fabula Riserva Vigneto dello Zampinaio
(Italy, Tuscany, Monteregio di Massa Maritima)
The color on this wine was a bright ruby red, medium. The nose is veggies with green pepper prominent, a little cherry and cinnamon. The start of the palate is very good. Bight and earthy at the same time with black pepper, green pepper, and spices. Also some cherry and black currant. Not a fruit explosion. This is an earthy wine. The start was short and the wine transitioned fast to a dark feel then quickly to a slightly bitter finish. Lots of minerals on the finish and has a hit of steel.
If you like the earthy feeling super Tuscany wines, give it a try because for the money it’s not bad. Just under 30 bucks for a wine that is beyond a table wine. This wine falls right in line with the Tuscan.