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Villa Puccini

Villa Puccini
2017 Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
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Villa Puccini
2017 Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Super Tuscan

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberries, red cassis, hints of tobacco, leather, and candied aniseed with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that shows nuances of pine nut brittle, honey and hints of cafe au lait. A tasty Tuscan Red that is sure to please; lovely balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Old World
Aroma Aroma: raspberries, red cassis, hints of tobacco, leather, and candied aniseed
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of pine nut brittle, honey and hints of cafe au lait
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty Tuscan Red that is sure to please; lovely balance.

The Importer

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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.