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2006 I Giusti & Zanza DulcamaraBlend from Italy

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"Beautiful aromas of blueberry, flowers and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with silky, refined tannins and a delicate aftertaste of sweet berry and light vanilla. Ca...

  • 92 Wine Spectator
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92

"Beautiful aromas of blueberry, flowers and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with silky, refined tannins and a delicate aftertaste of sweet berry and light vanilla. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011. 750 cases made." -92 Points - Wine Spectator

VITICULTURE:
"The soil consist of sandy-gravel and clay limestone Hills up to 70% os sand guarantees a good soil drenage and this is …. together with the brightness of the places, due to the proximity of the coast, are the most important qualities of this site."

"As said our vineyards are made only of red grapes clones as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon e Franc, Merlot, but other important red clones like Syrah and Petit Verdot are inserted in the new vineyards.In The old vineyards as well as in the new ones we carry out the harvest by hand to perform a first quality choice of the grapes. -Winery

VINIFICATION:
"We develop the vinification in a traditional way, exploiting the must natural capacities of extraction with smooth handlings and a long vatting of 18/21 days, it depends on the grape variety and on their ripening." -Winemaker

WINE:
"I.G.T. Toscano Rosso. Grapes 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot aged in 300 lt French tonneaux for about eighteen months, then twelve months in bottle before the release on the market."

"Deeply intense purple color. Nose of a classic Cabernet with cherries and currant. Big wine with lots of up front tannins, fruit is soft and subtle. It shows wonderful development potential for long term aging." -Winery

Product Description:

"Beautiful aromas of blueberry, flowers and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with silky, refined tannins and a delicate aftertaste of sweet berry and light vanilla. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011. 750 cases made." -92 Points - Wine Spectator

VITICULTURE:
"The soil consist of sandy-gravel and clay limestone Hills up to 70% os sand guarantees a good soil drenage and this is …. together with the brightness of the places, due to the proximity of the coast, are the most important qualities of this site."

"As said our vineyards are made only of red grapes clones as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon e Franc, Merlot, but other important red clones like Syrah and Petit Verdot are inserted in the new vineyards.In The old vineyards as well as in the new ones we carry out the harvest by hand to perform a first quality choice of the grapes. -Winery

VINIFICATION:
"We develop the vinification in a traditional way, exploiting the must natural capacities of extraction with smooth handlings and a long vatting of 18/21 days, it depends on the grape variety and on their ripening." -Winemaker

WINE:
"I.G.T. Toscano Rosso. Grapes 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot aged in 300 lt French tonneaux for about eighteen months, then twelve months in bottle before the release on the market."

"Deeply intense purple color. Nose of a classic Cabernet with cherries and currant. Big wine with lots of up front tannins, fruit is soft and subtle. It shows wonderful development potential for long term aging." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 52804
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2006
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco