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Cavaliere d’Oro

Cavaliere d’Oro
2017 Rosso, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Cavaliere d’Oro
2017 Rosso, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Tuscany Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black tea, forest fruit scone, chocolate chips, marjoram, and eucalyptus with a vibrant, fruity full body and a medium-long finish with notes of caramel-laden nuts. A chewy Sicilian red with nice complexity to complement the meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black tea, forest fruit scone, chocolate chips, marjoram, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramel-laden nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy Sicilian red with nice complexity to complement the meal.

The Producer or Importer

Treasury Wine Estates

The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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Tuscany Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other notable reds from Tuscany include Carmignano and Bolgheri.

Carmignano is produced in the eponymous district east of Florence. This is made primarily from Sangiovese, the most widely planted variety in Tuscany as well as a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon (10-20%). While Cabernet Sauvignon is allowed in other red wines of Tuscany, such as Chianti Classico, it is mandated in the final blend of Carmignano.

Carmignano is now a DOCG wine; there are still some DOC wines called Carmignano, but they are rosé and white.

There are various styles of red Carmignano, ranging from easy-drinking reds that are meant for enjoyment within five years or Riserva Carmignano that can drink for ten to fifteen years. Pair the lighter versions with pastas with bolognese sauce or poultry, while the reserves are ideal with most red meats, wild game or aged cheeses.

Bolgheri red wines are made primarily from Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc; sometimes Sangiovese is used in the blend. These wines are from the eponymous district in the province of Livorno, near the Tyrrhenian Sea, on Tuscany's west coast.

As these are made with Bordeaux varieties, these wines are meant to age, some as long as 40-50 years. The two most famous examples of Bolgheri are Sassicaia and Ornellaia.

Pair these wines with steaks, most red meats, hearty game and aged cheeses (especially Parmigiano-Reggiano).