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The 2010 Tuscan
Vintage Could Be The Best Ever
Super Tuscan That Could Be The Best Deal From The Vintage
2010 vintage for Tuscany is one of the greats. The pundits have spoken, from
Parker to Spectator, to their disciples Galloni and Suckling the praise is
huge. "In my view, 2010 will go down as one of the great all-time
vintages in Tuscany. The wines show beautifully delineated aromatics,
punchy fruit and vibrant, mouth-watering acidity." Other comments include,
"Exceptional" and "one of the greatest" Today I
bring to you one of the greatest values from this tremendous vintage. The 2010 Borgo Scopeto Borgonero which I tasted
last night is one of the best deals on Tuscan red you will see from this great
year. Borgo Scopeto falls in the commune of Berardenga, one of the mist famous
areas in the Classico zone for great wine, made famous by the great wines of
Felsina. Their wines have won awards throughout the world but they really
nailed it in 2010. Made from 60% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah and 20% Cabernet
Sauvignon, Borgo Scopeto‚Äôs Borgonero shouts ‚ÄúSuper Tuscan‚ÄĚ! 90pts Spectator,
we can offer 20% off and under twenty a bottle makes this a screaming buy. We
only have a limited amount to offer. Lovers of full bodied, big reds, this is
your wine. Tasting Notes: ‚ÄúBouquet:
tertiary and full, refined and delightful, with noble return sensations.
Flavour: round, full-bodied and with extraordinary structure. Suite of complex
and silky tannins, very well-balanced and surprisingly velvety. The wine firms up on the finish, but
remains balanced overall and should develop well. Sangiovese, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 1,100 cases imported.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď
90 pts. Bruce Sanderson /Wine Spectator (11/30/2013).
Scopeto, an old and well-established Tuscan estate, is considered to be a true ‚Äúborgo‚ÄĚ
- a hamlet with its own church, post office, town center and residences.
Elizabetta Gnudi owns Borgo Scopeto (and along with winemaker, Simone
Giunti), and is responsible for all aspects of the Borgo Scopeto estate,
including their wine portfolio. So what‚Äôs in a name? The Scopeto name almost
certainly comes from the presence in the woods of Erica-scoparia (a shrub used
to make brooms), and ‚ÄėBorgonero‚Äô, pays tribute to an ancient farm settlement in
the territory of Borgo Scopeto, which dates back to the beginning of the year
the centuries, the farm has flourished into an agricultural center, so it‚Äôs
only fit for it to grow grapes for wine production. As a result, the property
has grown in tremendous size and importance, especially in more recent years
when Borgo Scopeto began to transform itself into a first-class winery. The
estate has been renovated with the most modern technologies for all wine
vinification, cellaring, and bottling stages. Undoubtedly, Borgo Scoperto‚Äôs
Borgonero is a true testament to all of the efforts and improvements invested
over the past two decades.
what‚Äôs a Super Tuscan? In the 1970s, some Tuscan wine producers came to believe
that the legal rules governing the production of Chianti were too restrictive,
(for example, they required the use of some white grapes in this red wine, and
they prohibited blending in non-traditional grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot or Syrah), and/or these same vintners wanted to make wine outside of the
allowed Chianti zone. They then coined the term ‚ÄúSuper Tuscan‚ÄĚ to distinguish
their wines from the many inexpensive, low-quality wines that were associated
with the term vino da tavola, or ‚Äútable wine‚ÄĚ.
most Super Tuscan producers can use the legal appellation of IGT (Indicazione
Geografica Tipica), which gives them greater flexibility than Chianti and other
Tuscan wines, and it‚Äôs much more prestige than vino da tavola. Most
contain Sangiovese, either 100 percent or in a blend, while others are made
solely from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Syrah. The wines tend to be
modern, big and rich‚ÄĒand often carry a price tag of $100 or more a bottle!
from 60% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, Borgo Scopeto‚Äôs
Borgonero shouts ‚ÄúSuper Tuscan‚ÄĚ!
Review: ‚ÄúA lean, taut and elegant style, this red offers plenty of
cherry, leather, tobacco and spice flavors. The wine firms up on the finish,
but remains balanced overall and should develop well. Sangiovese, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 1,100 cases imported.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď 90 pts. Bruce
Sanderson /Wine Spectator (11/30/2013).