Duca di Cardino Sangiovese Toscana 2016

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The Barbanera family make some of our most popular (and most awarded) Tuscan reds. If you’ve tasted their wines, you know the quality that’s in store. If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat with this special release.

Crafted with premium Sangiovese from the family’s estate vineyards in Tuscany, this vibrant red pays tribute to their legendary ancestor, Orazio Barbanera. After defeating the Florentines in a skirmish in an artichoke field, Orazio earned the honorary title ‘Duca di Cardino’ (‘Duke of Artichokes’). And his namesake red is certainly fit for nobility …

Duca di Cardino Sangiovese has scored its own impressive victory: a 93-point rating from Italy’s No. 1 critic, Luca Maroni. You’re in for layers of ripe, succulent black fruit, plus hints of subtle violet and sweet spice. A generous palate and velvety tannins make this a perfect partner for roasted meats or hearty pasta dishes.

One more thing to note: the Sangiovese grape also stars in Tuscany’s most famous (and expensive) reds, like Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. So, getting a 93-point Tuscan Sangiovese for under $15 a bottle is a fantastic deal – hurry to claim your case.