Italy Wine Reviews & Ratings

1530 2019 – Tenuta Il Palagio 1530

1530 2019 - Il Palagio
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post

Wine: 1530
Varietal composition: 60% Sangiovese and 40% Merlot.
Denomination: Toscana Rosso I.G.T.
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol.
Vintage: 2019.
Grape harvest: mid-September.
Fermentation: permanence on its skins for 18/20 days with pumping over and fulling. Malolactic fermentation.
Aging: in barriques for 12 months.

© Ph. Jaime Travezan – Tenuta Il Palagio

Visual exam
Clarity: clear
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: not very transparent, but lively.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted
Observations: floral opening with notes of wild flowers such as passion flower and iris, followed by fruity hints of morello cherry, blackberry and juniper. Delicate and varied notes of spices such as cinnamon, cloves and ground black pepper. Roasting of coffee beans. Balsamic closure with a nuance of licorice.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: moderately tannic
Minerality: mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: long
Quality: good
Observations: in the mouth the sample is precise, the tannin is not intrusive and with a good flavor.

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious
Notes: the sample reflects the style of the oenological management of the company, (Riccardo Cotarella), a never flat wine with a lively and convivial sip.


Food matching: carbonara pheasant.

Tenuta il Palagio
Via Sant’Andrea, 11
50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno (FI)
Phone +39 055 9502652

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.

He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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