Super Tuscans are an unofficial category of Tuscan wines. What makes them different is the use of wine grapes that are not native to Italy, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. The result is a totally unique category of wines that break all the rules of traditional Tuscan winemaking. The award-winning results speak for themselves.
Loaded with ripe red cherry, blackberry, and juicy plum complemented with vanilla and spice notes. Rich and smooth with velvety tannins.
Piedmont boasts a rich cultural and winemaking history going back to the Middle Ages and is home to Italy's most revered red wines. Located at the foot of the Alps, the region's hilly landscape is lush with valleys full of vines with many sunny slopes reserved for the prized Nebbiolo grape. The continental climate sees long, hot summers but thick morning fogs commonly roll through the valleys bringing cooler air. This rhythm of rising and falling temperatures slows the ripening of the Nebbiolo grapes, resulting in aromatic wines high in acid, alcohol, and tannin.
For food pairings, think regionally! Super Tuscans pair with well with Tuscan-inspired dishes like a mushroom lasagna with tangy tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. Any vegetable pasta dish with deep, complex flavours is a good pairing. Braised beef or veal, or pork loaded with herbs will complement this wine as well. We find that the best pairing is meat pizza, especially with sausage.
Dry | Heavy Oak | Full Body | 14% abv
This 14L wine kit makes 23 litres of wine. Contains grape skins for added body and flavour. Includes 30 labels. We recommend an 8-week schedule.
Private Reserve is the highest-quality offering from Winexpert, equivalent to the former Eclipse line.