Tintero, Rosso Toscana, Guicciardini
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Organic

Tintero, Rosso Toscana, Guicciardini - 2019

Item # 37247 1L
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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$101.76 $91.58/ Case of 6
Color
Red
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Region

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

An unoaked red Tuscan wine made mostly from Malvasia Nera and Dolcetto with Ciligiolo and Pugnitello. From vines planted in sand and clay soils. The sandy soils help emphasize the fruit aspect of this wine but it has more than that as there's a streak of tannins that will make this a red wine that's fine with meats or rich fish dishes. Even works well with a slight chill.


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Staff Pick Notes

Usually Rosso di Toscana involves some international varietal like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, so this wine took me by surprise a bit when I saw that the grapes were Malvasìa Nera 33 %, Dolcetto 33%, Ciliegiolo 10%, Pugnitello 23%. While those grape names might seem complicated, the wine is not and that's a good thing. Ripe dark fruit is balanced nicely with a chewy structure with notes of dusty leather and earth. I really enjoyed this wine with a triple cream brie and spicy tomato sauced pasta, but this also is easy drinking enough to have without food.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Dolcetto

A red grape variety grown in Piedmont and nearly nowhere else. Dolcetto-based wines are not sweet, as many people might surmise on hearing the name; the Piedmontese declared it "dolce" only because it is lower in acid than the wines they're used to. Dolcettos are usually meant to be enjoyed young. Some of the best ones come from the area around the town of Alba.

Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

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