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The Wines of Toscana

Wines of ToscanaAsk a room full of people what their favorite region of Italy is, and the unanimous answer might very easily be Toscana. But ask them why, and you'll likely receive a multitude of answers: picturesque rolling hills, ancient walled villages, signature dishes of Bistecca alla Fiorentina and Coniglio al Vino Bianco, the duomos and plethora of priceless art....And someone is certain to mention the wine: probably Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino— or possibly the darlings of Toscana's modern persona, the Super-Tuscans.

Though each one of these celebrated categories is unique, they all bear a substantive relationship to Sangiovese. In 1990, nearly 10% of all Italian vineyard land (more than 247,000 acres) was planted to some form of Sangiovese (it offers many clonal variations and names to match: Brunello, Prugnolo Gentile, and Morellino, to name but the most familiar). Sangiovese constitutes the principal variety of Toscana's finest reds, the sole grape permitted in Brunello di Montalcino, and the basis of Chianti and the vast majority of Super-Tuscans. In order to begin to understand the nature and significance of its many manifestations, however, one must undergo a brief immersion study in the region's history, the evolution of its wines, and the producers who have championed both.
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Tenuta di Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2018 750ml
Tenuta di Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2018 750ml
Price: $13.99

Light, tangy and refreshing, this ’18 Chianti leaps from the glass in a profusion of youthful red and blue fruits, warm earth, violet petals, baking spices, and white pepper. Dusty tannins, electric acidity, and a subtle thrum of earth make this Chianti a food-friendly delight. This mono-varietal Sangiovese derives from compact red soils that are high in minerals; grapes ferment for 30 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for seven months in botti, followed by four months in bottle prior to release. more info
Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato 2015 750ml
Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato 2015 750ml
Price: $18.99
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Rich cherries, succulent raspberries and fresh-cut herbs dance with crushed flower petals and a kiss of orange zest in this refreshing, aromatic ’15 Rosato Scalabrone. A rare Super-Tuscan rosato, this wine hails from Antinori’s Guado al Tasso, and it’s a food-friendly, genial introduction to this storied Bolgheri esate. Zingy acidity keeps this wine nimble, but it offers a delightful complexity that is sure to delight Antinori fans. A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 30% Syrah, each grape varietal ferments separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel; after blending, the wine ages first in stainless steel and then rests in bottle before release. more info
Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco 2015 750ml
Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco 2015 750ml
Price: $18.99
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Crushed white flower petals, a kiss of spice, and a spritz of lime frame the sprightly tropical and juicy orchard fruits in the ’15 Casamatta Bianco. At once textured and lively, this wine balances its zesty acidity with a creamy mouth-feel, creating a captivating drinking experience that over-delivers on its modest pricing. A blend of 60% Vermentino with 30% Trebbiano and 10% Moscato, Casamatta Bianco’s grapes ferment separately with natural yeasts; then the component wines are blended, and the finished wine ages in steel and then in bottle before release. more info
Collemattoni Rosso Toscano Adone 2018 750ml
Collemattoni Rosso Toscano Adone 2018 750ml
Price: $18.99

This rare Montalcino Super Tuscan is a knockout at its price point. Delicate aromatics of ruby fruits, underbrush, truffles, violet petals, and spices spring from the glass of this charming, enveloping 2018 bottling. These notes echo on the enveloping and plush palate, which is energized by lively acidity and a solid core of minerals. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will age nicely over the next five years. A blend of 95% Sangiovese Grosso with 5% Merlot, grapes ferment for ten days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages in botti. more info
Il Conventino Rosato 2016 750ml
Il Conventino Rosato 2016 750ml
Price: $19.99
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The product of a classic, ripe vintage in Toscana, this ’16 Rosato wafts with Sangiovese’s juicy cherries and berries, crushed wildflowers, fresh Tuscan earth, and kisses of baking spices, all conveyed in a sprightly, food-friendly palate. Unusually concentrated and perfumed, this wine is explosive yet dry, and quite a value at less than $20 a bottle! Located at approximately 1,150 feet above sea level between Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia in Toscana, the Il Conventino winery was one of the first in the region to adopt the practice of organic farming. This rosato is 100% Sangiovese, which sits on its skins for just two days before the juice is removed to ferment and age in stainless steel for about six months before bottling. Il Conventino makes just 300 cases of its mono-varietal Sangiovese Rosato a year. more info
Livio Sassetti La Querciolina Sangiovese Montecucco 2014 750ml
Livio Sassetti La Querciolina Sangiovese Montecucco 2014 750ml
Price: $19.99
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Rich, earthy and inviting, this ’14 Sangiovese Montecucco bursts with red and blue fruits, warm loam, peppery spices, crushed wildflowers, and a touch of warm saddle leather. The wine whooshes across the palate with considerable verve, showing surprising breadth on the palate, fine-grained tannins, and a succulent finish. Deriving from sandy-soiled vinegards, organically grown Sangiovese grapes macerate for about two weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel; the wine ages for year in barriques followed by a year in bottle before release. more info
Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2015 750ml
Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2015 750ml
Price: $19.99

Charming and fruity, this ’15 Chianti Riserva puts its lush cherries and brambly berries in the spotlight, framing them with baking spices, warm earth, violet petals, and new leather. Round yet sprightly, this wine fills the mouth with a sweet inner perfume as a thrumming iron-ore bass line moves it to a brisk, food-friendly finish. Named after the red earth of its vineyards, this Chianti Riserva is an ideal Tuesday-night wine. After being hand-picked, Sangiovese grapes ferment with selected yeasts for about two weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel; the wine ages for 18 months in botti, followed by at least four months of bottle rest before release. more info
Cecilia Imago Elba Rosso 2018 750ml
Cecilia Imago Elba Rosso 2018 750ml
Price: $19.99

Mostly Sangiovese with a touch of Syrah, this Elba Rosso offers a sea-swept, mineral-laden spin on Super Tuscans. Ripe red and blue fruits cavort with peppery spices, warm earth, pressed wildflowers and a touch of licorice in this delicious red. Coming from a small island off the coast of Toscana, this unique red is full-bodied, spicy, open-knit and utterly charming--Cecilia’s Elba Rosso will be perfect as your new “house” red! A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Syrah grown in limestone-rich marl, grapes ferment for a week on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages in stainless steel and rests in bottle prior to release. more info
Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Vermentino 2014 750ml
Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Vermentino 2014 750ml
Price: $22.99
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Bursting with citrus and orchard fruits, fresh-cut herbs, wet river rocks, and crushed white wildflowers, this ’14 Vermentino exudes freshness, sunlight, and purity. Vibrant and precise, this wine almost glimmers on the palate where it releases a lovely saline minerality as it builds to a nicely acidic finish. Antinori's Guado al Tasso, whose lands range right up to the Tyrrhenian Sea, is an ideal site to coax the best from Vermentino; add the climate and the estate's limestone and granite soils to the estate's winemaking skills, and you've got a recipe for delicious wine. After fermenting each grape lot separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, the estate assembles and ages a blend that perfectly transmits its Bolgheri terroir. more info
Sardi Giustiniani Quinis Rosso 2007
Sardi Giustiniani Quinis Rosso 2007 750ml
Price: $24.75
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A grandfather's legacy also runs through the veins of Jacopo Giustiniani.  A New York restaurateur and winemaker, Jacopo made sure he learned everything he could about winemaking from his grandfather Sebastiano in the 1980s. In between running Ristorante Sant Ambroeus and Bar Felice, an authentic Italian wine bar with a full menu of traditional dishes of Toscana, he flies home to the Sardi estate to tend to each year's harvest. The property, which dates back to the 19th century has vines as young as 3- to 30-years-old.  Situated 50 to 130 meters above sea level with porous soils of limestone sand and clay, the land and its southern exposure to the sun help Jacopo produce full-bodied wines of ripened fruit. Constant attention is given to the wine during the vinification process, and the family vinifies naturally to showcase the quality of the grapes. more info