Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Toscana IGT

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producers: Luce
Specification: Super Tuscany
Vintage: 2005
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Price: $99.99

Appearance: Clear, deep dark red
Nose: Clean, intense, smoke, cinnamon, vanilla, pencil shaving, black chary, blackberry, toast, plum, fruit cake
Palate: Lots of tannin, dusty, sheer ripeness, smooth, full body.

Italians are rather nationalistic about the wines they produce, and they tend to focus on unique Italian grape varieties instead of popular international grape types. So what happens when wine makers in Tuscany decided that Cabernet Sauvignon would be ideal for their climate and soil?

Welcome to Super Tuscany, the new superstar (or traitor) of Italian wine depending on who you ask. These wines average around a hundred dollars a bottle and well worth the money.

Quality: Impressive, long finish. Need at least 5 more years of aging.

Pair this with a juicy prime rib roast.

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