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2010 Tuscany Is a Buy Vintage
Limited Offer on Great Super Tuscan
by Sassicaiaâ€™s Wine Maker
The great Sassicaia is considered by many to
be the greatest red wine made in Italy today and is definitely the most
collected Italian red wine in the world. The wine sells for $150 to $500 a
bottle depending on vintage. Yesterday I tasted a spectacular Super Tuscan from
the coastal part of Tuscany called the Maremma which is where Sassicaia comes
from and many of the other great Super Tuscans, including Ornellaia, Tua Rita
and Le Macchiole. The wine the 2010 Fattoria di
Maglaino Poggio Bestiale is truly
exceptional and after some investigating discovered that the winemaker is none
other than Graziana Grassini who took over winemaking duties at
Sassicaia with the 2007 vintage. This wine a blend of Bordeaux grapes is as
good as the others at a fraction of the price. The 2010 vintage for Tuscany
could be Tuscany best vintage yet. 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
â€śFattoria di Magliano has long been one of my
favorite estates in the southern part of Maremma.â€ś â€“ Antonio Galloni,
Italian Wine Critic (June 2012).
20 years ago, this region along the Mediterranean coast had little to offer
tourists beyond the unspoiled natural beauty that earned it the reputation as
Tuscany's "wild frontier." But today, the Maremma is flourishing with
great restaurants, fine hotels, and a treasure trove of young wineries much the
same as Fattoria di Magliano.
excellent soils and the favorable climate make this particular area a prime
zone to produce top-scoring Italian red wines. Maremma wines are the
â€śSuper Tuscansâ€ť, the new-age wines that emerged during the regionâ€™s rebirth.
The Super Tuscan movement began in the early 1940s, when Marchese Mario Incisa
della Rocchetta moved to Bolgheri. In the interest of making wines for private
consumption, he imported Cabernet Sauvignon vines from Bordeauxâ€™s Chateau
Lafite and established a little vineyard called Tenuta San Guido. While very
rustic at first, he began to develop his wines into what evolved into Sassicaia,
what many say is the epitome of the Super
with Fattoria Magliano winery is oenologist, Graziana Grassini, who, guess what
â€“ makes Sassicaia! Born and raised in a medieval town located along the Tuscan
coast, Graziana was told that being from the seashore and a woman, she couldnâ€™t
possibly know anything about wine. But those words never deterred her from
pursuing a career with which she felt an affinity for.
Her passion for work and wine is what motivates her. â€śTo see the creation of
a wine through
to the end is like falling in love,â€ť she says.
After a 10 year education in chemical sciences, it was not easy to disengage
from the scientific and rely on the senses to create a wine; however, Graziana
quickly realized the necessity. A wine must be created in the vineyard, the
only contribution a lab can have is to perfect any minor flaws.
In addition to running two wine labs in Tuscany authorized by the Italian Ministry
of Political Agriculture for certification of wines destined for export,
Graziana has been a consultant for renown wineries throughout Ita
ly like Tenuta
San Guido (Sassicaia), Tenuta Canneta, and Castello del Terriccio.
Today, many women are at the forefront of the winemaking world and Graziana has
certainly contributed to this revolution.
labeled â€śSuper Tuscanâ€ť, the Poggio Bestiale (â€śbeastlyâ€ť) wine is able to fall
outside of the guidelines of most typical Tuscan reds which are primarily made
with the local Sangiovese grape. On the contrary, the wine is composed of the
French Bordeaux grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit
Verdot, blended together to 40/30/25/5 percentages respectively. Alongside
Graziana is consultant Roberto Da Valle (pictured), who works in the 1,500
square meter cellar supervising over this Italian masterpiece. The vinification
and barrel-rooms are underground where the wine was fermented, fined, and aged
in oak for 14-18 months in 225-liter barrels, only to be later transferred to
bottle for an additional 6 months aging time.
â€śA heady array of smoke, tar, scorched earth, rosemary and
wild cherries emerges as the Poggio Bestiale makes its first impression. An
exotic core of black fruit follows, struggling to emerge from a wall of
powerful tannins. There is a hypnotic quality to the wine that is hard to fully
capture. A last blast of dark fruit informs the powerful, brooding finish.
Today the oak is a bit overwhelming but all that is needed is another few years
in the cellar. This is another fine effort from Fattoria di Magliano.â€ť - James Suckling, International Wine Critic
â€śIntense, bold aromas of cherry and raspberry abound.
Full-bodied and persistent with smoky, spicy, and earthy flavors. Ripe, sweet
tannins and ample acidity finish off this wine.â€ť
â€“ Graziana Grassini, Winemaker