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WINE REVIEW: Guinigi 2017 Rosso, Toscana IGT, Italy ($40)



by Andrew Chalk


Guinigi is an Italian wine company that is a little bit different. Instead of focusing on one area or region Guinigi sells wine from three regions: Piedmont, Tuscany, and Treviso.


This is one of their Tuscan wines. Specifically, it is not from Brunello or Chianti, or some other famous part of the region. It is lowly tuscan red wine, with an IGT designation to designate just the area of origin. Toscana IGT wines can include non-indigenous grapes and this wine is only 10% indigenous (sangiovese). 40% is cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 5% petit verdot, and 5% syrah.


TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Opaque ruby;


Nose: Blackberry, oak, forest floor, five spice;


Palate: Lively raspberry fruit, licorice, cedar, oak notes. Medium-plus acid, firm but not coarse tannins;


An enjoyable full-bodied wine intended to be drunk now. Serve with beef, be it barbecue, steak, or stew.


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