The last experience with Vola was surprisingly good for the money. That being said, it’s worth taking a spin on their Sangiovese. Made from 100% Sangiovese and from Puglia (the heel of the Italian boot), this wine is an I.G.T. Which should represent decent quality. Should is the keyword, but does Vola know that?
Sight: Light purple garnet, somewhat translucent.
Smell: Cherries and mixed berries, lightest hint of vanilla. Very simple.
Sip: Light to moderate mouth feel, pleasant black cherries with a smooth oakiness. A hint of sweetness and earth, possibly from being so far south and in the heat. [ABV 13%]
Savor: Just-short of ripe strawberries with moderate tannins, and a bit young on the finish. The finish lasts for a good amount of time though.
Overall, much like the Vola Trebbiano Pinot Grigio, the Sangiovese is surprisingly good for the money, and definitely worth a try. Especially worth while with robust Italian dishes or even just a meatball sub.
Price: $2.99 [Trader Joe’s exclusive?]