If "Tuscany's strength lies in the tipicity of its wines," then Cepparello-a wine made purely from Sangiovese, the most typical Tuscan grape, grown at the very heart of Chianti Classico-must be quintessential Tuscan wine.
Paolo De Marchi-one of the best artisan producers in the world, whose family made wine in Piemonte for several generations-has established a new standard for "Supertuscan" wines. By assembling the very best of his fruit, grown on the high hill of San Donato in Poggio, and aging it for fourteen months in small barrels (one third of which are new), he achieves stunning complexity and immense depth.
Brilliant acid and fine-grained tannins elegantly frame black cherry, fennel and mushroom on the nose and palate. There is no better choice with Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
See our interviews with Paolo in Italy here!
-- Brian Healy, Moore Brothers Wine Company, September 11, 2010