2016 Ghiaccio Forte ToscanaBlend from Italy
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"Ghiaccio Forte is one of the finest expressions of red wine from the Maremma. It is a powerful and silky blend of Sangiovese and Syrah from our own vineyards on the gentle slo...
- 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Plenty of blackcurrants, ivy and herbs to the nose. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a fresh finish. So much freshness and minerality. Drink now."
"Ghiaccio Forte is one of the finest expressions of red wine from the Maremma. It is a powerful and silky blend of Sangiovese and Syrah from our own vineyards on the gentle sloping hills of Scansano. The vines are tended by hand using only sustainable methods, and also carefully picked by hand at the point of optimal ripeness.
Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks with around two weeks of skin contact.
This wine combines freshness and structure with a blend of predominantly Sangiovese, notable for its elegant cherry fruit, and a portion of Syrah giving backbone and lending a smoky leather character to this coastal Tuscan red wine. The wine is savory, with a notable maritime influence, and a perfect balance between earthiness and ripe red fruits, with a hint of dried spice on the finish.
The name derives from an ancient Etruscan settlement five minutes from the cellar and translates to mean ‘strong ice’, a term probably deriving from the fact that nearby caves were filled with packed snow and used as ancient refrigerators in the summer months." - Winery
|Sub-Region||Morellino di Scansano|
91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Sangiovese, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, blueberry and blackberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, spice box, cedar and dark fruit|