Category Archives: Super Tuscan

ITALIAN WINE PICK: Ruffino | Modus | IGT | Tuscany | Italy | 2010 | $25 | 90 pts

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Following our recent review of Renieri’s Invetro, we discovered yet another superb-value mini-Super Tuscan (Indicazione Geografica Tipica, or IGT, classification) from the region’s 2010 vintage.  This one hails from the venerable Chianti producer Ruffino, and consists of Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), and Merlot … Continue reading

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ITALIAN WINE PICK: Renieri | Invetro | IGT | Montalcino | Tuscany | Italy | 2010 | $15 | 90 pts

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Invetro is a big-value mini-Super Tuscan from the Renieri Estate in Montalcino.  Comprised of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, it is energetic and sinewy, featuring vivid aromas of black cherry, rosemary, and wet stone followed by tangy flavors of cranberry, red grapefruit, and … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Aia Vecchia | Lagone | Red Blend | Toscana (Tuscany) IGT | Italy | 2010 | $17 | 89 pts

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Aromas: dried dark fruit; leather; pepper; rose petals Character:  dry; full-bodied; firm & intense; expressive acidity; moderate tannins; mild, cedar-tinged oak; nicely balanced; 13% ABV Flavors: blackberry; bell pepper; licorice; woodsmoke; flint; musk; dusting of cocoa Food Pairing: sharp cheeses; roasted meats … Continue reading

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