Villa Puccini is created to embody the traditions and innovative spirit of Tuscany. The wine starts with ripe, coastal fruit. Only the finest Sangiovese and Merlot from family-owned coastal vineyards are used to make this special Super Tuscan.
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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 Super Tuscan Red was inspired by this long history rich with opera, culture, elegance, prestige and most of all a passion for wine.
Villa Puccini is created to embody the traditions and innovative spirit of Tuscany. The wine starts with ripe, coastal fruit hand selected from a diverse set of vineyard blocks creating a balance of complexity, elegance and fullness. Only the finest Sangiovese and Merlot from family-owned coastal vineyards near Suvereto, Cecina and Bolgheri are used to make this Super-Tuscan. Maritime influences and special soil - consisting of clay, limestone and gravel - impart a notable softness to the fruit in hillside areas. Villa Puccini is patiently aged and refined; both in large and small oak casks from Slovenia and from France for about 1 year. Six months of bottle aging takes place before this carefully made red wine is released. It is cold-bottled under a nitrogen blanket at the Villa Puccini winery in Santa Lucia in Tuscany. It is a dry wine that has many of the characteristics of the lofty Tuscan reds. Still, it is delicious and approachable in its youth. Like all wines of character, it will continue to mature in the bottle for a few years; we recommend, however, that you enjoy it young.
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.
Although once regarded as a blending grape for Cabernet based wines, Merlot is enjoying its day in the sun as a chic, trendy varietal. It has been in Bordeaux since 1784, where it is responsible for great Pomerols and St.Emilions. Its opulent, plummy style with low tannins has made Merlot a worldwide hit. You will find good Merlot from other areas of France, Eastern Europe, North and South America, and the Penedes in Spain. In Italy Merlot can be found in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Umbria, but most of all in northeastern Italy. Over 75,000 acres are planted throughout Italy, much of it in Piave and Friuli. Italian styles vary from fresh light and young to more concentrated, barrique-aged cosmopolitan versions.
A ruby color with a complex bouquet of violets and cherries. A dry taste with nuances of plums and black pepper and a long finish.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Roasts, steaks, chops, game dishes, beef or veal stews. Rich cheeses. Meat dishes based on garlic and rosemary. Pasta with meat sauces.
Villa Puccini Tuscan Red HeyDay Fact Sheet.pdf
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