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Villa Puccini

Villa Puccini
2015 Red Blend, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99
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Villa Puccini
2015 Red Blend, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Brick red color. Attractive aromas and flavors of amarena cherry, rose petal, terra cotta, and olive with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of marinated strawberry and toasted spices. A savory and transportive Tuscan red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: amarena cherry, rose petal, terra cotta, and olive
Taste Flavor: marinated strawberry and toasted spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory and transportive Tuscan red.

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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.