2015 Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana IGT

Photo of the 2015 Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana IGT

Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany; Rufina district – Italy
Cost: $9

Winemaker’s Notes: Fruity, a tad fleshy. Pair with pizza, pasta dishes, or even a burger.

My Review: The first of a pair of Italian wines, I have to admit, that I like this one for the name and label alone. I appreciate wines that are cheeky, and that aren’t afraid to have a little fun with something that too many people take too seriously (not to say that wine isn’t serious business).

The wine was a nice dark brickish red color in the glass, and on the nose I picked up tart cherry notes that carried through to the palate, making it a good pairing for saucy Italian dishes like pizza and pasta – I for one paired the wine with pizza.

At $9 a bottle it’s a perfectly serviceable Sangiovese. It’s certainly not revolutionary, but I’ve paid more for wine that was less enjoyable. While not something I’d bring out for a special night, on a Tuesday night after work when you just want to unwind with some delivery without breaking the budget, it’s not the worst.

Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free bottle for review.


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