Villa Puccini "Gold Label" is produced only from the best fruit in outstanding vintages. It is a more powerful, structured red wine, emboldened by the judicious use of 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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A magical place famed for the birth of opera, fast cars and a passion for all things extraordinary. Where land meets the sea, passion turns to poetry, transcends into rhapsody and beautiful hand picked grapes transform into wine. Villa Puccini was inspired by this long history rich with opera, culture, elegance, prestige and most of all a passion for wine.
Villa Puccini Toscano Red "Normale" is made only in good vintages. For example there no bottling for either the 1996 or 1998. Villa Puccini "Gold Label" is produced only from the best fruit in outstanding vintages, such as 1997 (There will be a 1999). It is a more powerful, structured red wine, emboldened by the judicious use of 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This aristocratic varietal, called locally the "Uva Francesca," has a tendency to dominate other grapes. The Italians say that adding Cabernet Sauvignon to a blend is like when your mother-in-law comes to live with you. You give her a small room in the corner, but soon she takes over the entire house! Villa Puccini "Gold Label" is made from coastal Tuscan fruit, is aged in small oak casks and further refined in the bottle. It will develop for five years or more, if you have the patience.
The Sangiovese is a red grape varietal that dates to the Roman classical era. Its etymology, “Sangue di Giove” (“Blood of Jupiter”) is an indication of its power and grandeur. It is one of Italy’s most important grapes, producing Brunello di Montalcino and providing the basis for Chianti Classico, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Cabernet Sauvignon, the famous vine of Bordeaux, has been planted in Italy since at least 1716. It was called Uva Francesca (the French grape) and was brought back to Tuscany by Caterina de Medici, who married into the royal house of France.
A brilliant ruby to purple color, the fragrance of mountain berries, vanilla and spices. A dry, rich, complex taste with soft tannins and a lingering finish.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
All elegant preparations of red meats, especially roasts, steaks, chops, rack of lamb. Try it with cheese or game dishes.
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