This marks the second wine covered as we travel our way up the Via Flaminia, the resting place of Saint Valentine. Today’s wine also comes from Tuscany, one of the three regions we’re covering this month, and it is called, Villa Antinori Toscana 2009 IGT.
Before we get into the wine, I want to address a question we received based on a previous post in this series, where the wine designation was also IGT. IGT stands for Indicazione Geografica Tipica, meaning the wine is typical to a specific location. This classification of wine was created namely for your Super Tuscans that were very high in quality, but did not meet the DOC or DOCG wine designation.
The Villa Antinori Toscana 2009 is a red blend consisting of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah. On colour, you’ll see that this wine holds a clean ruby red hue while, on the nose, scents cherry and dark berries, coupled with light smokiness are present. On the palate, extremely smooth tannins gives this wine a light mouth feel which provides a refreshing experience. You’ll also pick up tastes of oak, cherry, plum and light spice.
Don’t be surprised to find me on warmer days, sipping a glass of Villa Antinori Toscana. It’s refreshing, yet full bodied nature, makes it a versatile ‘go to’ wine.
We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5
This wine is not available at the LCBO but can be ordered online.