2011 Caiarossa 'Pergolaia' Toscana


“Rich and full of ripe cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral aromas and flavors, this red is firmly structured, showing terrific balance.” – Wine Spectator

As seasoned wineslingers, no wines make us as thirsty just talking about them than the wines of the Tuscan Coast; they have a warmth, charisma, and generosity to them that you simply don't find in places like Bordeaux or the Loire. The Tuscan sun, her gravelly soils, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon create an alchemy that beckons your nose into the glass in a way that other red wines simply can't. Caiarossa, is located just to the north of Bolgheri by about 30 minutes. Here in the rolling hills of the Cecina river valley, the influence of the sea moderates temperatures nicely, with a climate absolutely perfect for growing Sangiovese and the Bordeaux varietals. It is no accident that these wines are made in the graceful, powerful style of a great Margaux; Caiarossa is owned by the same family that owns Margaux's Château du Tertre (5th Growth) and Château Giscours (3rd Growth). The estate is managed and the wines are made by Dominique Génot, a Frenchman who trained in Bordeaux and Dijon and also staged in California and New Zealand. 2006 was his first vintage at Caiarossa, and his mastery shows. If you crave the voluptuous, savory sunshine of the Tuscan coast you taste in the likes of Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and le Macchiole, these little gems, emblazoned with a bust of Dionysus himself, are going to become a treasured part of your cellar.

Red Blend
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