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Azienda Uggiano

Azienda Uggiano
2011 Petraia Super Tuscan, Toscano IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38.99
Cellar Selection

Azienda Uggiano
2011 Petraia Super Tuscan, Toscano IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black ruby color. Mature aromas of raisin, plum butter, wood-grilled mushroom, spearmint, compressed watermelon, lingonberry preserve, and coffee cake with an vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long sun dried tomato, cedar, graphite, and charcoal finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely Super Tuscan that delivers a mature, savory streak alongside its friendly fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: raisin, plum butter, wood-grilled mushroom, spearmint, compressed watermelon, lingonberry preserve, and coffee cake
Taste Flavor: sun dried tomato, cedar, graphite, and charcoal
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely Super Tuscan that delivers a mature, savory streak alongside its friendly fruits.

The Producer or Importer

Marquee Selections, LLC.

The Producer or  Importer
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Tuscany Super Tuscan

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Super Tuscan is a term used to describe a costly red wines from Tuscany that usually contains international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Syrah. These wines are almost always red wines that do not conform to specific Tuscan wine laws; a 100% Merlot from Tuscany would be a Super Tuscan, for example. The current designation for these wines in Italy is IGT, meaning Indicazione Geografica Tipica.

The term was coined in the 1970s, as some of these wines were starting to emerge from Tuscany. The word super refers both to the quality - generally, this is the most expensive red wine a Tuscan producer will make - as well as the price, which is often very high, due to limited quality and believed quality.

Basically a Super Tuscan is a bit of an experiment; some of these trials work, as with Solaia from Antinori (primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with some Sangiovese), while others have not stood the test of time.