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Dellatorri

Dellatorri
2015 Toscana Rosso IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Tuscany Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .03%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Dellatorri
2015 Toscana Rosso IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Tuscany Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .03%
Dark dusty ruby black color. Aromas of rose petal, wild strawberry, latex, cherry, and fresh marjoram with a slightly chewy, lively, dryish medium-full body and a polished, cheery no. 2 pencil, grilled bread, and sun dried tomato finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid Tuscan blend; be sure to decant if not cellaring.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: rose petal, wild strawberry, latex, cherry, and fresh marjoram
Taste Flavor: no. 2 pencil, grilled bread, and sun dried tomato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Tuscan blend; be sure to decant if not cellaring.

The Importer

WX Brands

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Novato, CA 94947
USA
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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).