Bolgheri DOC 'Cont'Ugo' by Antinori is made in the Guado al Tasso Estate is located in the small and prestigious DOC of Bolgheri, on the coast of Alta Maremma, about a hundred kilometers south-west of Florence, in the splendid plain surrounded by hills known as the "Bolgheri amphitheater". The careful selection of Merlot grapes vinified in steel and then left to mature for about a year in barrique create a wine characterized by a more vertical setting than usual, with a slight acidic finish, and a harmonious and complex aroma.
Toscana Rosso 'Futuro' by Colombaio di Cencio is made in the best vineyards of the winery in Loc. Cornia and Loc. Monticello, which grow at 450 meters above sea level. A red that looks to the 'Future' without forgetting the past and the great vinifications that have made the Gaiole in Chianti winery great over time. Obtained from 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% French Cabernet, this blend gives life to an elegant red, with an authoritative tannic texture, vinified in steel and aged in large barrels and tonneaux for 24 months.
'Alzero' by Giuseppe Quintarelli is one of the best red wines in Italy and in the world, a masterpiece of the Negrar area in Veneto that comes from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The name of this still red originates from a small portion of land, placed next to the estate of the company once ignored and then enhanced in order to create a true excellence of Venetian and Italian enology. The cultivation of the vines takes place on the first hills at about 350 meters above sea level where the calcareous basaltic soil and the exposure of the vineyards to the west give the wine its organoleptic characteristics. The refinement, which takes place in 2 phases, lasts 60 months in French and Slavonian oak barrels.
Cabernet Franc by La Tunella expresses the territoriality of Colli Orientali del Friuli. Red wine with personality and a good body, it is placed in French oak barrels for 4/6 months. Bouquet with a rather wide range of scents, from berries, especially blackberry and black currant, to vegetable and herbaceous ones. There is also a touch of toasting resulting from aging in wood. On the palate the fruity notes that are released on the nose are found, together with a sensation of pleasantness. Suitable to accompany red meats and aged cheeses.
'Phigaia' by Serafini & Vidotto is a Bordeaux-style red that comes from a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the DOC Montello-Colli Asolani area north-west of Treviso in optimal hydrogeological conditions. It ages in wood for a period ranging from 13 to 18 months and, finally, it rests in the bottle for a further 2 years. The attack in the mouth is excellent and convincing with fresh and fruity notes, round tannins and great elegance that complement the softness on a sapid base and balanced alcohol content; long spicy finish with notes of licorice.
The name of the 'Guardiavigna' by Podere Forte derives from the small tower located in the center of the farm, from which Gigiotto di Rocca d’Orcia, returning from the Napoleonic countryside, was placed to guard the vineyards. Around the tower, at 480 mt. above sea level with south-south / west exposure are the Cabernet Franc grapes of this great wine, elegant and harmonious, well structured in which you can feel the heat and the scents of the terroir. Aging in French oak barrels for 20-22 months before final assembly. Rich and complex bouquet with hints of small red and dark fruits, spicy and balsamic notes. Equipped with a silky tannic texture, refined and well balanced with acidity. Enveloping, soft and of great complexity. Persistent and mineral finish.