Hillsides dotted with cypress and olive trees, charming villas, an endless patchwork of vineyards ... Tuscany’s enchanting landscape is as famous as its wines. Chianti may be the name everyone knows, but Super Tuscans (which bring international grapes like Cabernet into play) have gained a loyal following in the last few decades – and this single-vineyard beauty may be even more exciting than the gorgeous Italian countryside.
It’s the latest release of Paolo Masi’s flagship red, from his prized Vigna Il Corto vineyard. Just six acres in size, this tiny plot is located directly across a small valley from Frescobaldi’s famed Nippozano estate (home to one of the most sought-after, expensive Super Tuscans). Its yield is even lower than in a typical Grand Cru Burgundy or First Growth Bordeaux vineyard – and you’ll taste the resulting flavor intensity in the glass.
A luxurious blend of Tuscany’s noble, cherry-rich Sangiovese and firm, international Cabernet, this has a history of impressing critics at Wine Spectator (“complex and fascinating; 92 points”) and The Wine Advocate (“obviously of superior caliber; 90 points”). After 18 months in fine French oak barrels, the highly anticipated 2014 is continuing the tradition of acclaim with 90 points from Italian wine expert, James Suckling:
“Always excellent quality for the money.”
Decant 30-60 minutes prior to serving, then make this part of a terrific meal. We suggest dishes featuring hearty beef or veal, like bacon-wrapped filet, New York strip or osso buco. spaghetti Bolognese and other robust pastas would also hit the spot.
We have very limited stock of this premium, small-batch Super Tuscan – don’t wait to order.