La Casa di Bricciano Il Ritrovo 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Aged 18 months in French oak barrels
70% Cabernet 30% Merlot. Very dark blue ink color. Supertuscan from Gaiole in Chianti, wonderful scents of blackberries, creamy cheesecake and long persistence. Broad and complex blackberry, blueberry, balsamic, excellent acidity and silky tannins. Fat, buttery and consistent in the mouth, elegant and with a strong personality. Outstanding. Super Tuscan wines can vary greatly in taste, so it is fun to experiment when pairing. All of the wines from Tuscany will pair well with a nice meat and cheese plate – especially with regional cheeses such as Pecorino. Tuscany is known for amazing food, so this is one wine I like to pair with regional cuisines such as rich sausage and white bean dishes, braised beef or veal dishes, or anything loaded with garlic and rosemary!
Super Tuscan is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.