Cenerentola Doc Orcia has succeeded in a divine way
The Doc Orcia Cenerentola 2017 has just received 92/100 from the Wine Spectator confirming a quality that remains very high every year
It is always difficult to go over the 90/100 mark in the international press when the wine is from an emerging denomination. But it is even more difficult to get the wine tasted often and that it maintains, year after year, very high scores.
THE DOC ORCIA CENERENTOLA PRIZE LIST
Cenerentola Doc Orcia has succeeded.
From the 2010 harvest to today it has obtained stellar scores from Wine Spectator: vintage 2010 91/100, vintage 2013 90/100, vintage 2016 93/100, and vintage 2017 92/100.
To this are added very positive ratings from Robert Parker-Wine Advocate, James Suckling, and Wine Enthusiast for a total of 10 reviews above 90 points in the last 5 vintages produced.
An amazing prize list for a wine of a denomination born in 2000 and still very small in size, such as the Doc Orcia, on which to attract the attention of critics is very difficult. It is an amazing result especially because the blend is brand new and combines Sangiovese with a minor native vine – the Foglia Tonda – resurrected from oblivion that was a century long.
The blend is different from the two grapes tasted in purity: making a comparison with fashion, the elegant and vertical prince grape of Tuscany makes you think of an Armani dress, while the Foglia Tonda, powerful and exuberant, recalls Cavalli or Dolce and Gabbana.
THE SECRET OF CENERENTOLA’S GREAT QUALITATIVE CONSTANCY
Maintaining a high level of quality is much easier with blends rather than with mono varieties. This has certainly helped the Doc Orcia Cenerentola to maintain high quality in all the vintages sold. Just as it was a help to decide to bottle only the favourable vintages for the Foglia Tonda grape, by skipping 2012 and 2014.
92/100 OF THE CINDERELLA DOC ORCIA WINE SPECTATOR 2017
The last beautiful score comes from Wine Spectator who awarded 92/100 to Cenerentola Doc Orcia 2017. The description by Bruce Sanderson, taster of Tuscan wines, for the powerful US wine magazine, is really suggestive << tobacco aromas, plums, black cherries, undergrowth, flavours highlighted, for this red wine apt for aging, of compact and complex structure. It firms down, but remains focused on the heart of its fruit. Sangiovese and Foglia Tonda. The best period will be between 2023 and 2033>>.
In fact, the concentration of noble materials, deriving mainly from the Foglia Tonda grape, is clearly evident in the glass where the wine moves slowly leaving large arches on the crystal walls. This richness is confirmed by the chemical analysis: 34.4 grams litre of extracts.
It is therefore a wine that does not hide its muscles (14.5% alcohol) and should be matched with fine meat dishes and aged cheeses. Excellent also outside the meal with savoury biscuits and cold cuts. It should be served at room temperature (18-20° C) in clear crystal glasses with a large cup.