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Mora Di Selva

Mora Di Selva
2014 Rosso, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .09%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Mora Di Selva
2014 Rosso, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .09%
Bright ruby color. Floral, interesting, inviting, meaty, roasted aromas and flavors of roasted beets, minestrone, savory herbs, and balsamic vinegar with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-length finish with notes of tomato water with firm tannins and light oak flavor. An earthy Super Tuscan with big acid; a cellar candidate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Old World
Aroma Aroma: roasted beets, minestrone, savory herbs, and balsamic vinegar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tomato water
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy Super Tuscan with big acid; a cellar candidate.

The Producer

Falchini

The Producer
Via di Casale, 40
San Gimignano, SI 53037
Italy
39 -0577941305

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.