Fratelli, a 13-year-old wine company that owns grape estates and vineyards near Solapur (Maharasthra), recently launched four vintages of Sette (seven, for seven brothers) of its red wine: 2017, 2015, 2010 & 2009. It follows close on the heels of Fratelli’s J’noon red and J’noon white, released last year.
Sette is being touted as “the signature blend” of Fratelli’s master wine maker, Piero Masi. Sette 2009 and 2010 contain 30% Sangiovese, while 2015 and 2017 are 60% Sangiovese. Each vintage comprises a mix of that, Cabernet Sauvignon, and in some cases Merlot, in varying proportions.
The 2015 is fruitier, it’s smokiness less overpowering, and tannins do not coat the tongue. It has been 4 years since the wine has been sitting in its bottle.
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