La Spinetta, Sezzana Toscana Riserva

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La Spinetta, Sezzana Toscana Riserva

Limited and Exclusive Super Tuscan!
• ONLY 25 SIX PACKS IMPORTED •

This is a highly limited offering!

First come, first served.

This is one of the most exclusive wines we have featured all year: La Spinetta's library-release, 2007 Sezzana Toscana Riserva.

If you are a fan of Tignanello, Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Montevertine, then you are going to love this Super Tuscan.

Nearly 12 years of bottle age:

Dark black fruit. Black cherry. Medium acidity. Tons of rustic and chewy tannins. The finish is spiced with cinnamon, clove, allspice, and anise. Super layered and complex. Yet, the acidity and finesse lift this wine. It is elegant despite its robust frame. An absolute stunner now, you can age it for another 5 years.

How did Sezzana come to be?

In the late 1990's, there was an explosion of all things "Super Tuscan," which were wines that did not conform to the local winemaking laws of the region. Bordelaise grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, were beginning to supplant Sangiovese, Italy's most popular grape.

Refusing to remove any of his old-vine Sangiovese from his Tuscan property - and while being mocked by his competition - Giorgio Rivetti set out to prove you can make outstanding wine with indigenous grapes.

Sticking to his guns and turning out to be a visionary, we are today seeing a shift back to indigenous grapes and traditional winemaking.

This is one of the most expressive Super Tuscans you will find.

This is an EWM Exclusive. Enjoy while it lasts!

$79.95 per bottle / $959.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

96 / 100

With over a decade of bottle age, no need to cellar this beauty - although you could. Dark black fruit. Black cherry. Medium acidity. Tons of rustic and chewy tannins. The finish is spiced with cinnamon, clove, allspice, and anise. Super layered and complex. Yet, the acidity and finesse lift this wine. It is elegant despite its robust frame. An absolute stunner now, you can age it for another 5 years.


Product Details


Producer: La Spinetta

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2007

Size: 750ml

Code: W5281-2