2019 Cantine Bonelli “Tesor” Guttornio Riserva
Gutturnio is a fairly new DOC in western Emilia-Romagna. The wines that come from Gutturnio are red blends of the familiar Barbera and the lesser-known Croatina. The 2019 Gutturnio TESOR is made from 60% Barbera and 40% Croatina. The Croatina's role in the blend is to give the wine some flesh and softness, and it succeeds! The aromas are of bright wild cherries, cloves, good leather, earth, and chocolate. Rich in aromatic complexity, the palate is firm and fuller bodied, though it has a silky and elegant facet to it as well. All in all, it's a super interesting Old World red.