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Trambusti

Trambusti
2014 Sentimento Super Tuscan, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pork Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Trambusti
2014 Sentimento Super Tuscan, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pork Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dried berries, leather, clay, and ground nuts with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy finish with overtones of roasted apple, nut skin, and cedar mulch with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice earthy Tuscan red for artisan cheeses and charcuterie.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, leather, clay, and ground nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of roasted apple, nut skin, and cedar mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Taleggio, Charcuterie, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice earthy Tuscan red for artisan cheeses and charcuterie.

The Importer

G.K. Skaggs

The Importer
100 Pacifica, Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
USA
1 949-752-1500

Their Portfolio

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.