Campo di Sasso, Insoglio 2018

Biserno

2018
Toscana IGT

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, Insoglio del Cinghiale represents the Upper Maremma terroir, in Tuscany. A very alluring IGT red that is dominated by Syrah and fleshed out with Cabernet Franc, Merlot And Petit Verdot. The nose is rich and fragrant; roses, cherries, mocha, cedar chips, briary berrie and vanilla are layered with smoke, licorice, bacon fat and sweet spices. The palate follows suit; plush earthy and powerful with cocoa, leather, fine spice, dark fruit and cigar. Impressive weight, texture and length. Gorgeous brambleberries, roasted herbs and soaked blueberries show on the nose and follow through to a full body with ripe tannins and a fruit filled finish. Spicy, too. A blend of syrah, cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot. Drink now. 92 points." (James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, April

Producer
Region
Variety
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah/Shiraz, Petit Verdot
Alcohol-abv
13.5%
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Tuscany

Tuscany

One of Italy’s most preferred by wine connoisseurs, the region of Tuscany is probably only rivalled for its prestige by Piedmont, in the north. Tuscany contains a number of very fine DOC and DOCG appellations within its geographical borders, and is also home to the Super Tuscans. By far the most relevant Tuscan appellation is Chianti Classico, where some incredible wines that compete at the highest level are produced. Many of these amazing Chiantis will age for over twenty years. Chianti shares Tuscany with Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, both of which produce wines of great quality. Brunello is a local variety of the Sangiovese grape. The warm temperatures coming off the coast, combined with the cool breezes from the hills, create a multitude of microclimates.

DOCG and DOC

IGT: Toscana; Colli della Toscana Centrale; Vermentino di Toscana

DOC: Barco Reale di Carmignano; Bolgheri; Chianti; Elba; Maremma Toscana; Rosso di Montalcino; Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC;Vin Santo del Chianti; Vin Santo del Carmignano

DOCG:Brunello di Montalcino; Chianti Classico; Chianti Classico Riserva; Carmignano; Morellino di Scansano; Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Tuscany accounts for over thirty DOC and half a dozen of DOCG wines. In addition to the great, well-known and appreciated reds, the local production includes a few distinguishable whites, the most notable among them being, without doubt, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Other delicious whites include the Bianco d'Elba, Bianco di Bolgheri, Vermentino and Bianco di Pitigliano.

Grape varieties

One of the most well known is Sangiovese the mainstay in all but one of Tuscany's seven red-wine DOCGs. In Montalcino it goes by the name Brunello, hence the name Brunello di Montalcino; in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano it is locally known as Prugnolo Gentile. Chianti, famed the world over, also features Sangiovese, as well as permitting the addition of small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino, and international gems Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As well as being famed for its reds, Tuscany produces some distinguished whites, one of which has achieved DOCG status: Vernaccia di San Gimignano.