The Super Tuscan
born from the union between the Tuscan local wine variety par excellence, the Sangiovese
, and the international ones as the Merlot
, Cabernet Sauvignon
and manny others.
What in the 60s was considered almost an heresy by many people in the filed, that is to say the contamination of the local wine varieties, has proven to be a precious intuition towards innovation.
is an area particularly renowned for the production of these blends, as its ground composition reminds of Burgundy, fit for the cultivation of international wine varieties
in addition to the Sangiovese itself.
It is the Bolgheri DOC
denomination itself where the Super Tuscan have decided to reunite, despite the criteria aren’t still well defined, indeed they do not only have to be bland, but also endowed with an important structure.
Bolgheri Rosso Felciaino - Az. Agricola Giovanni Chiappini
is surely part of this category, a Bolgheri DOC and Super Tuscan wine
, a blend of San Giovese 10%, Merlot 40%, Cabernet sauvignon 50%, an high level wine according to the experts too (92 James Suckling points).
Red ruby color, at the nose the red fruit and spices notes are clear, at the palate the entrance is soft and lightly sweet, a good velvety tannin that certifies its structure and predisposition to the aging, finally a vanilla note that I’ve rarely find as pleasant at this one.