Glicine is a small winery, run on traditional lines – aging in large Slavonian oak, long fermentations. The farming is organic (but not certified), They produce two single-vineyard wines, from Cura and Marcorino; the Vignesparse (“scattered vines”) is a blend of fruit in the classic manner, from Gallina, Serraboella, and Serracapelli – offering, by historical characterization: finesse (Gallina), structure (Serraboella), and fruit (Serracapelli) – thus obtaining a balance of elements and complexity that a single-vineyard might not deliver.
Like many 2015s, the Vignesparse has some muscle and depth, but it’s a wine that floats. I tasted it right on opening (without decanting) and was immediately happy, but it continued to open and improve over the next two days until it really hit a sweet spot. Aromatically classic, with rose, balsalm, red fruit and foresty elements; fine tannins softened considerably with air, making for an elegant and weightless wine, with great persistence on the palate. A real treat now, especially with a decent amount of time in a decanter, but this will continue to develop over the next few years. And yes, a hell of a deal! Jamie Wolff
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