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2011 Badia Di Morrona Taneto

Retail: $24.99

$19.98

per bottle

Rating
92 Pts Wine Spectator

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2011

Varietal(s)
Syrah / Shiraz, Sangiovese, Merlot


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, red fruit, raspberry, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar

Nose

spice box, cedar, dark fruit, asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather

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Wine Spectator:

"An alluring expression of sweet blackberry, violet, green olive and black pepper flavors matched to a firm structure. Intense and harmonious, but needs a little time to integrate more fully. Fine length. Syrah, Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2022. 400 cases imported. -BS" (2014)

Product Description:

WINE:
"70 % Syrah, 15 % Sangiovese, 15 % Merlot - the grapes are manually harvested. From vineyards 180 meters above sea level, facing East - Soil Composition: sand and limestone, rich in fossils. We call it our 'Mini Tuscan'...aka affordable Super Tuscan. A blend of traditional Sangiovese and international grapes, the high percentage of Syrah giving this wine its strong personality. Aged in French barriques for 12 months. Deep in color, with delicate notes of cinnamon, cocoa and black pepper. Soft and pleasing mouthfeel, velvety tannins. Pair with pasta and grilled meat. Best after 3-4 years." -Importer

WINERY:
"The Badia di Morrona is located in the Pisan hills (Colline Pisane) between Pisa and Florence and is one of the four badie or monasteries founded by the count of Fucecchio. The monastery dates back to the 11th century when it was run by Benedictine monks. It is a large estate dedicated both to farming and viticulture. The estate represents the perfect marriage between tradition and modern technology in the production of its wines and olive oil. In fact the current owners have recently completed building a new winery. Not only Chianti DOCG vines are grown but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Though the estate is relatively large, all grapes are harvested by hand." -Importer

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