Super Tuscan

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from a variety of the region's grapes. Tuscany has thirty-three Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and nine Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as "Super Tuscans" emerged.
Posts about Super Tuscan
  • good enough for rihanna, better for my dad

    … in Bolgheri was similar to Graves in Bordeaux (fun fact: Graves means “gravel” in French, and Sassicaia means “stony ground” in Tuscan dialect). So, they planted some Cabernet Sauvignon in Bolgheri in 1944 and produced their first vintage in 1968, with their usual mix of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. But Italian wine law wouldn’t let…

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  • rating george clooney’s wedding wine

    … dinner party the owner of Da Ivo, one of GC’s go-to resto’s, gave him a magnum of Sassicaia, known as one of the best Super Tuscans out there. However, he gave them the 2010 vintage (which goes for about $450). That’s like wearing a Zac Posen dress before it’s properly sewn together. A hearty red blend of Cab and Sangiovese shouldn’t be drunk…

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  • Sensi Mantello 2009 Sangiovese- Shiraz, Tuscany

    This unique wine was sampled during a visit to the home of tasting team members Jazz Man and Wine Chick. It’s a rebellious wine for those who are seeking adventure. During our tasting we enjoyed a rosé from Pays d’Oc in France, a red wine from Moldova, a great Malbec from Argentina – but everyone was looking forward to this vino.

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  • Caiarossa: Under The Tuscan Sun

    …, and by how food-friendly they are. The 2009 Caiarossa "Pergolaia" Toscanais dominated by Sangiovese (87%) with the remainder being made of approximately equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It is deeply colored, ruby in the glass yet beautifully translucent. The aromatics emerged slowly. It was a little reticent and closed when…

    Andy Mccallion/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - 5 readers -
  • Bolgheri

    … has received special status and must be sold its wine as Bolgheri DOC . Today, Tenuta San Guido among the leading manufacturers in Italy. Sassicaia is still a world champion and priced accordingly. But Antinori and Angelo Gaja ‘s top profiles , both of which produce small miracles in Bolgheri . The wines of Bolgheri are always distinguished by some…