Tuscany

Many thanks to Jonathan for a really well-thought-out tasting. All the wines showed very well and gave us a very good idea of the various styles of wines which await us on our trip to Tuscany next year. The wines were:

(1)    Poggiotondo Bianco Toscana IGT 2009  12.5%  €12.95
This one was under screwcap and made from a blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia and Vermentino.

(2)    Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore DOCG, 2008 14% €16.95
(90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 20 months in French oak)

(3)    Capezzana Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG 2006 14%  €25.95
Carmignan0 under its DOCG rules has to have Cabernet Sauvignon in its blends, this one is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and spent 15 months in both barrique and tonneau.

(4)    Selvapiana Chianti Rufina DOCG 2009 13% €15.95
This one was a much lighter style and had a small amount of Canaiolo in it and was aged in a mixture of stainless steel, large casks and both old and new barriques.

(5)    Felsina Chianti Classico DOCG 2008 13% €24.95
This one is 100% Sangiovese and aged 12 months in small and medium oak casks.

(6)    Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 14.5% €23.95
100% Sangiovese and aged for 12 months in French oak.

(7)    Casale dello Sparviero Vigna Paronza 2006 Chianti Classico DOCG 14.5% €24.95
100% Sangiovese and aged for 18 months in French oak.

(8)   Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG 2008 14.5% €24.95
80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo with 12 months in oak.

(9)  Montevertine Toscana IGT 2007 13% abv €36.95
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and less than 1% Colorino, with 24 months in Salvonian oak.

(10) Tignanello Toscana IGT 2006 13.5% €85.00
85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Cabernet Franc and 12 months in new French oak.

(11)  Tignanello Toscana IGT 1997 13.5% approx. €115.00
85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Cabernet Franc and 12 months in new French oak.

(12) Col d’Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006 14% €36.95
100% Sangiovese, 36 months in small and medium Slavonian  and French oak.

(13) Col d’Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 1991 13.5% €125.00
100% Sangiovese, 36 months in small and medium Slavonian  and French oak.

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