ITEM 43563

1999 Sportoletti Villa Fidelia Rosso Umbria

$79.98

Out of stock
Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1999

Country/State

italy

Wine Region

other italy

Variety

other red

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

Sportoletti's compelling, unfiltered 1999 Villa Fidelia (a 1,400 case cuvee made from 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc) is undoubtedly the super-star of this area. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of blackberries, cassis, espresso, chocolate, and a touch of smoke. There is fabulous concentration, full body, great precision as well as purity, and a long, 45-second finish. Displaying an overall sense of elegance and gracefulness despite its depth and richness, this prodigious effort can be drunk now and over the next 14 years.A Leonardo Locascio Selection, Winebow, Hohokus, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Review Date: October 2001