I have a bottle of 2013 Nova•Fase, Sangovsee wine. Is it still good? It's been stored in a temperature controlled room with little light hitting the bottle.

Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

I gather that the wine you have is a Sangiovese from Puglia, Italy made with organic grapes. Is this right? If so, it is an inexpensive example to drink on release and not intended to be cellared. That said, there is no reason the 2013 should not be in sound condition in 2017 if you have stored the bottle in the right conditions since it came onto the market, probably in 2015. There is, however, nothing to gain from keeping it longer.

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Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey and China. Roger became one of America's first Masters of Wine in 1993.

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