Dettori Ottomarzo – Pascale 2012 (750ml/12)
Tenute Dettori is an artisanal winery intrinsically tied to its territory, Badde Nigosolu, an amphitheater of 33 hectares (80 acres) of land at 750ft of elevation facing northwest to the Golfo dell’Asinara in Sardinia. Here, wine has been made for centuries, and many of Dettori vines are over a century old. At Dettori, technology and trends are banned. Harvests are done exclusively by hand; there are no fixed schedules, only the ones dictated by the will of Nature. No modern technology or chemicals ...New York, New Jersey, Massanois Imports
The name Ottomarzo is inhonor of Alessandro Dettori grandfather, whowas born the 8thof March.This wine delivers a ruby red color with garnet hues.The nose is intense and with strong acidity, cherries and myrtle Mediterranean herbs.In the mouth it is the wine delivers a very bright acidity medium bodied and sapid with wild cherries and underbrush tones, spices.
Wine Spectator"Refined and silky, this medium-bodied red seems subtle at first, but layered flavors of raspberry coulis, fig cake, spring forest and smoke expand nicely on the palate through the lightly chewy finish, where ripe fruit and spice notes echo. Drink now through 2022. 100 cases imported" - AN, 2016
Vinous Media"Healthy bright red. Knockout nose offers ripe red cherry, raspberry, minerals and white pepper, plus a complicating hint of underbrush. Very suave and refined on entry, then rich, ripe and loaded with spicy, sharply delineated red cherry and berry fruit flavors. Finishes very long, with silky tannins and great sophistication. Even taking Alessandro Dettoris obvious talent into account, if he can make a wine this great from Pascale (and its not his first outstanding vintage of this wine), then it stands to reason that other producers ought to start looking into the merits of this long-forgotten Sardinian red variety." - Ian D'Agata, Jan 2016