Carmignano, Riserva, Piaggia, 2007

  Mauro Vannucci

Carmignano, Riserva, Piaggia

The usual blend of 70% Sangiovese, with 30% Cabernet and Merlot from one of the top crus in the region, the hill of Piaggia. The wine is aged in barriques for 24 months followed by 6 months finishing in bottle. Deep rich, brooding and spicy, a nose packed with ripe blackcurrant, ripe svelte and velvety on the palate, flavours of cherry, cassis, myrtle with savoury clove and herb touches, more complex than the Il Sasso but tighter so it will therefore need a year or two years more in bottle than its sibling before being approached

Contains Sulphites.

About Mauro Vannucci

Mauro Vannucci is at the helm of a small family business that is as forward-thinking as any Estate in Italy. His ultra-modern cantina includes 100% new barrels every year, air conditioning and even a humidifier. The 8.5 hectares of land are planted with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot high up in the hills of Carmignano overlooking Florence. The wines are bound by fi ne, polished tannins, are full of sweet ripe currant fruit and notes of herbal Sangiovese characteristcs and easily rival the famous ‘Super Tuscans’ for both price and quality.

Appellation: Tuscany

Tuscany (or Toscana) is a large region made up of many significant smaller areas that are known across the world for the level of quality that they produce. Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri and Chianti can both be found here as well as the infamous "Super Tuscans".

Grape Blend: Sangiovese | Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

As well as being a standard super Tuscan blend, usually made from old vines and aged in new oak barrels, this is the classic blend of Carmignano in Tuscany, first created when the Medici family moved to the area from Bordeaux to eventually create the first DOC in Italy in 1716. Mauro Vannucci's is the region's outstanding example, full of fruit sap, well integrated new oak, that is destined for a long and healthy life in bottle.