A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the 2016 Bertinga is a thickly extracted red with nice richness, dark fruit and tart cherry. Like some of the other new releases in this portfolio, there is a tart or sour element to the fruit that is very specific to the wines of Bertinga. That element gives an almost cool-climate or high-altitude character to this Tuscan blend. The extra acidity would pair with a local recipe of ricotta-filled and spinach-laced malfatti: a buttery vegetable gnocchi covered with grated Parmesan, to take advantage of this wine's crisp, mid to full-bodied weight.

Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (93)