Tolaini Valdisanti Tenuta S Giovanni Toscana IGT 2016

Tolaini Valdisanti Tenuta S Giovanni Toscana IGT 2016

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A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, this powerful Super Tuscan style wine comes from our San Giovanni vineyard. Located near the village of San Giovanni a Cerreto, our label was inspired by the Manetti painting of John the Evangelist (“San Giovanni”) where you can see the chalice and serpent, the symbols of Saint John.

The vineyard consists of limestone and clay with gravel topsoil containing vines planted in the year 2002. Our team completes multiple grape selections in the vineyard and upon arrival to the cellar to select only the best berries for this blend. Fermented primarily in new French oak, the wine is then aged for at least 16 months in barriques before bottling. This is an intense, bold wine that displays the harmonious potential of Cabernet and Sangiovese at a fraction of the cost of most Super Tuscan wines. Upon release, the wine exhibits incredible richness and character and will age beautifully for many years.

Press Notes:

"A beautiful, juicy young red with currants, berries and hints of walnuts and dried herbs. Full-bodied and chewy. Polished and attractive. Needs time to soften. Better after 2022.” 93 Points, James Suckling