- Poppiano Vin Santo Della Torre Grande 2005 500ml Product #25407 (In Stock)
This wine is made in the traditional manner, by aging for 3 years in small chestnut barrels in the eaves of the home of the winemaker. It offers flavors of baking spices, maple syrup, caramel and toffee. It is slightly sweet and is often served with biscotti as a simple dessert. And, with nearly 9 years of aging, it's drinking just perfectly right now!
- Guicciardini La Historia Di Italia Toscana 2009 Product #26908 (In Stock)
A 70/30 Merlot/Sangiovese blend from the hills around Florence made by Ferdinando Guicciardini of Castello di Poppiano. The style and overall impression is what I'd call "restrained modern" - plenty of power and ripeness but still definitely an Italian wine. Aromas of blackcurrant, smoke and spice lead to a rich, ripe, mouthfull of currant, coffee, black raspberry, and smoke flavors. The texture is pure velvet in the middle but with juicy acidity front and back and fine, powerful, tannins. Smoke, currant, licorice, and mocha flavors linger nicely.
The mouthful of a name - Guicciardini La Historia Di Italia - is a nod to the winemaker's ancestor, Francesco Guicciardini, whose Historia di Italia covering 1490 - 1534 is considered a pioneering work of modern methodology and one of the great works of the Rennaisance. The book transformed ideas about how history should be done, much as Ferdinando Guicciardini hopes this wine will shake up winemaking around Florence!
"This ripe red is centered around a black cherry core, with herb and oak spice accents. Surrounded by lively acidity and well-mannered tannins, ending with fruit and spice notes. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points