Centered on the noble Sangiovese grape, succulent Morellino ranks with Chianti as one of Tuscany’s finest reds. Last vintage, this classy example caught the eye of top critic James Suckling, who awarded it 90 Points. And you're in for more of the same class-in-the-glass with the highly anticipated 2014.
Principe Strozzi was crafted by star winemaker Franco Bernabei (the genius behind such iconic reds as Fontodi’s $100-a-bottle Flaccianello). He's a good friend of the Strozzi family, and works his magic in their centuries-old cellar, just outside the walled, medieval town of San Gimignano.
Archives reveal Strozzi family members as ancient rivals to the Medicis, friends of the Kennedys, relatives of Winston Churchill and Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo (aka the subject of the 'Mona Lisa') – and they’ve made royally delicious wine in Tuscany for centuries. Today, the estate is run by Prince Girolamo Strozzi, his wife and daughters – and they love to sip this at home.
The grapes for their succulent Morellino come from prime, hillside vineyards at the family's Poggio Moreto estate in Grosseto, Tuscany. The 2014 was rated 90 Points by top critic James Suckling, who writes: "A soft and fruity red with loads of ripe fruit, spice and coffee character. Some ginger too. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish." It's the perfect partner for variety of risottos, roasted pork, or steak Florentine.
Get your taste of the Strozzi family's delicious 2014 today – before it's gone.