Premium Tuscan wines: Italian excellence
Tuscany is one of the most important wine regions, not only in Italy, but also on a global scale. With a production of 39 DOC wines and 11 DOCG wines, it has grape varieties scattered throughout the whole territory: mainly on the hilly and mountainous areas and only a small part on the plains. The climatic and geological characteristics of the territory vary greatly depending on the area. In the hinterland, which is certainly more exploited for viticulture, the climate is continental with cold, fairly rainy winters, and hot, dry summers. The hilly terrain is typically calcareous and clayey, an important feature that gives the wines the right flavor, perfect acidity and an excellent structure.
The vines of Tuscany that have made us world famous
The Chianti hills are the most widespread wine-growing areas: they are distributed mainly in central Tuscany, on the coastal strip, to the north in the Mugello area and to the south in the Val di Chiana. Chianti Classico is one of the most appreciated red wines in the world, there are very many varieties, from those which are not too tannic and are medium bodied to those more complex and elaborate. Among the most appreciated labels of our online wine shop is certainly "Monte Firidolfi", worthy son of this extraordinary blend. This wine has an intense ruby red color, to the nose there are floral notes of violets and an aroma of ripe fruit. The harmony of fragrances is revealed in all its essence to the taste, with a soft and velvety touch. It is perfect with pasta dishes and the deep passion it expresses will unite the whole table.
Brunello di Montalcino is a very limited vine with regard to the surface area it covers , but with a really open breadth of mind, the focus is on quality. It is appreciated worldwide. The vines are concentrated mainly in the area from Montalcino to Siena, characterized by a land that is warm and humid to the south, rich in marl and limestone, and a purely clayey and sandy soil to the west.
Although the bottles of these premium Italian wines may vary due to the different organoleptic characteristics given by the territory, Brunello di Montalcino is an elegant and persistent wine, ideal to accompany red meat and mature cheeses. A variety that catches the eye of the most passionate is Brunello "Le Ragnaie", with a ruby red color and an enveloping scent of red fruits, particularly cherry and raspberry. The flavor is strong and energetic, but of an aristocratic refinement. It lends itself to aging, but adapts elegantly to the strength of a young soul.
Sangiovese: the most widespread Tuscan wine for quantity
Sangiovese is a black grape vine very widespread in Tuscany, which mainly favors a clayey and calcareous soil that is not very fertile. The bunch is medium and compact with a cylindrical and pyramidal shape, the grape is medium-large and has a thin skin. The quality of the wines produced is very variable, however in general they are tannic and have balanced acids.
Montevertine offers a very interesting variety of Sangiovese: "Le Pergole Torte", whose label precedes the art of the wine that it presents. This wine fills the glass with a dark ruby red color that has shades of intense light. It arrives to the nose with floral notes of myrtle and mineral scents of wet rock, then finishes with an aroma of raspberry, rose and licorice. The palate is enriched with freshness and elegance, with a clear reference to the fragrances it emanates. This wine goes well with full-bodied sauces, such as ragù, and red meat. It is certainly a wine of cloth, but with patience leaves a very long finish that lives on in the mind.
Sassicaia: the most desired among red wines
Sassicaia is the most famous wine in the world, the first to beat the French in the renowned blind tasting in 1985 in Paris against the premier crus. Above all, it is the first wine in the world to receive the famous 100 percent from Robert Parker for the legendary 1985 vintage. Originally from Bolgheri near the renowned avenue of cypresses mentioned by Giosuè Carducci, the Marquis Incisa della Rocchetta has been able to continue the great family tradition over time. The Ferrari of Italian wines and difficult to find since it is a limited edition. Aging in French wood and in great demand all over the world, from generations you can find Sassicaia only on Enoteca Properzio.
The first Super Tuscan ever created by a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea where it has a great influence from the Mediterranean, year after year it is a certainty at international level.