As you might have noticed, I’ve decided to change the title layout a bit. I believe the new one is easier to understand while providing more information at the same time. My new system now lists the year – the winery – the name of the wine – the wine classification (for example DOC, DOCG, IGT). Please let me know if you like or dislike the new system.
Back to the wine: Tre Monti is an Italian winery from the Emilia-Romagna region. They are located in the small town of Imola in the Romagna section of that region. You might remember Imola from the winery Zuffa.
Campi di Mezzo is the everyday Sangiovese Superiore wine from Tre Monti. The wine is classified as Sangiovese di Romagna DOC Superiore because it’s produced in the province of Bologna. The other three provinces in which Sangiovese di Romagna DOC Superiore can be produced are Rimini, Ravenna and Forlì. The only other requirement needed to be classified as Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore is to have more than 12% alcohol by volume.
The wine has a bright ruby red color. On the nose there are mainly fruit aromas – sour cherry (red cherry) was the heaviest aroma that I noticed. Strong fruit aromas are very typical for young Sangiovese wines. The bottle has a listed ABV of 13.5%.
On the palate Tre Monti’s Campi di Mezzo is fresh, a little dry and fruity. It’s very drinkable and the tannins are not too aggressive. The finish remains fruity and is of medium length.
I am not sure whether the 2011 vintage has been rated by the big wine-guides yet or not but since I didn’t find a rating I believe it hasn’t. The 2009 vintage won 2 glasses from the Gambero Rosso.
I’ve purchased this wine a few months ago, back then I was still living in Bologna, at Eataly’s Osteria del Vino e della Birra for 6.90€. Next time I’m heading down to Bologna I will definitily pick up another few bottles. For that price it’s a very enjoyable everyday wine. Nothing too fancy but for its price it’s more than just above average! Campi di Mezzo from Tre Monti is recommended.