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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Winesday with Gary Vee: an Update from Tuscany and Sangiovese Gem!

Calling all Super Tuscan fans! Check out the latest scoop from Gary Vaynerchuk on some great opportunities to stock up on your favorite wines from Tuscany. Sangiovese is the predominant grape in this region and is known for its high level of acidity, moderate tannins and rustic, savory flavors of sour cherry, spice and dried orange peel. These wines are meant to be consumed with food, so throw a Bistecca alla Fiorentina on the grill and pop the cork on a bottle of the 2007 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - Cin-cin!

"For all you longtime Italian fans out there, you very well know that about 10 years ago, Tuscan wines were as hot as Saved by the Bell. In the last few years, popularity has waned... not only are sales down, but prices have followed suit for many high end wines, especially in the Super Tuscan and Brunello categories. But what that means is that there's opportunity... This Vino Nobile di Montepulciano brings just that! This brings opportunity for all of you Tuscan fans out there! Buy by the case, 'cause this stuff is a steal."

Gary's tasting notes: Dark chocolate and top soil flavors on the nose, with a hint of mint and chocolate. This has that rustic quality you can only find in Italy, which is intriguing. Comes across even better on the palate than it did on the nose, with great structure and extremely drying. Beautiful explosion of plum and red flowers. I can see this wine lasting another 15+ years, and I highly recommend people expanding their palate with this wine.

2007 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 
100% Sangiovese
91 Points
$25 MSRP


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