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L'Altra Toscana : Wines of Valdarno di Sopra / Colline Lucchesi (selected)

31 Mar 2022

(March 2022) ...

Valdarno di Sopra
In the Valdarno di Sopra the following wine types can be made: White, White Spumante, Rose, Rose Spumante, Red. Among grape varieties, the following can be specified: Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah. A kind of passito wine can also be made from white grapes.

Il Carnasciale 2019 Toscana Rosso IGT - Caberlot
a little lean on fruit but with some nice floral and delicate characteristics make it easy to drink (*** ½)

Tenuta Sette Ponti 2018 Valdarno di Sopra DOC - Vigna dell'Impero
(sangiovese) ... floral, red fruit, soft on tannins and easy drinking (*** ½+)

Il Carnasciale 2020 Toscana Rosso IGT - Carnasciale
similar to their above wine ... just with more intensity (*** ½+)

Tenuta Sette Ponti 2019 Toscana Rosso IGT - Oreno
(red blend) ... deep, dark and delicious - lots of dark fruit mixed with smoke, tannins and nice texture (****)

Tenuta Sette Ponti 2019 Toscana Rosso IGT - Crognolo
(red blend) ... lovely dark and red fruit including blueberry and raspberry (****)

Il Borro 2018 Toscana Rosso IGT - Il Borro
(red blend) ... big and smoky, but with a lovely mix of chocolate and dark fruit, layered and lovely (**** ½)

Colline Lucchesi

Tenuta di Valgiano 2019 Colline Lucchesi DOC - Palistorti
big tannins, smoked-plum and black cherry (*** ½+)

Tenuta di Valgiano 2016 Colline Lucchesi DOC - Tenuta di Valgiano
blackberry, plum, mocha (****)


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