Campo alla Sughera, Bolgheri Rosso DOC (Tuscany, Italy) “Adèo” 2021

($37):  Founded in 1998 by the German Knauf family, Campo alla Sughera has become an estate to watch in Bolgheri.  Their ravishing reds represent a variation on Bordeaux blends.  Adèo, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, delivers bright and juicy red cherry notes supported by mild tannins.  An agreeable hint of bitterness in the finish emphasizes that there is more going on here than just bright fruitiness.  Indeed, as it sits the glass, alluring savory nuances peek out imbuing it with welcome complexity.  Despite a 14.5 percent stated alcohol, this well-balanced beauty is not heavy or hot.  A suave texture and lively acidity make this energetic wine ideal for current consumption.  A simply grilled skirt steak will allow this wine to shine.
92 Michael Apstein Jul 4, 2023