The 2012 Segromigno is precisely the kind of wine we are trying to make from a Sangiovese/Montepulciano blend, if nature allows. It has a lovely combination of fruity, floral and earthy aromas and flavors, all comprised in a wine with moderate tannin and crisp acidity. Rosso Piceno? Maybe not. But this 2012 Segromigno definitely beckons for full flavored pastas. It should age nicely for 2 to 4 years if you can refrain from drinking it. I however, will not be doing this.
Varietal & Vineyard:
Our 2012 Segromigno is a blend of 76% Sangiovese and 24% Montepulciano. We used the grapes grown on our east hillside and our recently grafted Sangiovese grosso vines. Both of these sections in our Sangiovese vineyard give us a fruit forward wine that is not as structured as our west hillside vines. The Montepulciano was planted in 2005, 2006 and 2007. We now have 2.5 acres of Montepulciano planted—more than anyone in Sonoma County.