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Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Price: $60

Rating: 15.5/20

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: 100 percent Sangiovese

Production: 666 cases

Alcohol: 14 percent

Tasting Notes:¬†Originally founded as a monastery in 1051, Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest) has been owned and managed by the Stucchi-Prinetti family since 1846. The historic property includes a hotel, restaurant, cooking school and more than 170 acres of organically farmed estate vineyards. Produced since 1980 only during the best vintage years, the Sangioveto di Toscana is made from organic grapes grown in the Monti in Chianti appellation. An elegant red wine, it exhibits fragrant aromas of red fruits, violet, vanilla and clove. Medium- to full-bodied in the Continue reading “Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana – Wine of the Week Review” »

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi 2009 Nipozzano Riserva

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 2009 Nipozzano Riserva

Price: $22

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Tuscany (Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG), Italy

Varietals: 90 percent Sangiovese & 10 percent Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 13.5 percent

Tasting Notes: Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi has been making this classic Chianti at its Nipozzano estate since 1864. Displaying dark cherry and floral aromas on the nose, it reveals earthy red berry flavors with hints of clove and pepper in the mouth. Its food-friendly acidity and supple tannins provide balance.

Food Pairings: Barbecued meat, beef stew, aged cheeses

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