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2018 Duemani, Altrovino Costa Toscana

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96

“Our Top 5 of 2021 • #5”

Plush fruit and fine, silky tannins had me reaching for not two, but three glasses!

By David Gettenberg

Not all Super Tuscans are alike.

Some showcase Tuscany's indigenous Sangiovese by itself; others blend Sangiovese with Bordeaux centric grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. 

The 2018 Duemani Altrovino has captured the essence of Tuscany in a purely Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend. 

A true standout, we were captivated by this wine's lush fruit, menthol lift, and distinct Tuscan terroir. 

It shows light shadings of garden herb and spice that come from the Cabernet Franc (which is aged in terracotta amphorae), and those flavors are enhanced by the cherry and blackberry delivered by the Merlot. This is a beautifully pure expression, one of the clearest I remember in recent memory. The wine pours forth with dark fruit, spice, tilled earth and cured tobacco."  Wine Advocate

We love this Super Tuscan for its approachability and versatility.  The Cabernet Franc throws off earth and spice, while the Merlot provides its silky texture, sweet herbs, coffee bean, and super-fine tannins.

Wonderfully graceful, I found myself reaching for a second glass - and then a third! 

A great sipper on its own, the balance of fruit and minerals makes this a gorgeous and versatile food pairing wine.  (Think stews of any kind.)

Enjoy!

 

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Press & Tasting Notes
94

“Pours forth with dark fruit, spice, tilled earth and cured tobacco."”

Wine Advocate • 94 / 100

"After the rich and more concentrated 2017 vintage, the 2018 Merlot Cabernet Franc Altrovino comes off as more specific to the grapes used in the blend. It shows light shadings of garden herb and spice that come from the Cabernet Franc (which is aged in terracotta amphorae), and those flavors are enhanced by the cherry and blackberry delivered by the Merlot. This is a beautifully pure expression, one of the clearest I remember in recent memory. The wine pours forth with dark fruit, spice, tilled earth and cured tobacco."

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More Information
  • Producer: Duemani
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Merlot Blend
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W85023-2018-750

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