Our Score: 90
Mongrana is an organic blend of the crisp Sangiovese and the bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot to make the wine smoother. The result is a very pleasant fruity, floral and balanced red wine, with a nose of berries and tobacco leaves, carnation and a touch of mint.
Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing: Roasted ham and mashed potatoes, all kinds of roasted red meats and game. I suggest it also with rigatoni all’amatriciana.
Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC, Italy
Maremma, in southern Tuscany, has well-preserved natural territories, and the grape farming benefits from the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
From Bordeaux guru Eric de Rothschild to the Antinori family, many wine aristocrats have invested in this land in the last 15 years, leading to a surge in quality at affordable prices compared to similar viticultural areas.