Montecucco is a relatively new denominated region in southern Tuscany which has produced DOC-level wines in its area since 1998.
Later, Montecucco Sangiovese was awarded a separate DOCG status, the highest in Italy, in 2011. These DOCG wines are definitely some to watch and to drink, of course.
This Fantastic 2015 Amantis Sangiovese Riserva DOCG, which is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes, and struck you as a great example of a wine that was a cross between Brunello and Chianti, with delightful elements of both. Flowers and fruit wafted up from the glass as soon as you poured it out. The wine is hearty yet somewhat refined, with good fruit, well-integrated tannins, and moderate acidity too.
Pair it with roasts – red meat and beyond.