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Tolaini – Al Passo IGT

Italy
Tuscany
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins Italy > Tuscany

Appellation Toscana

Varietal Red Blend

Cepage 34% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking Whole berries are in a combination of stainless steel and French oak fermenters. Unfiltered

Aging 6 mo on lees in fermenters; 8 mo in barriques

Alcohol Content 14.5 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Spicy notes of oak rise above distinct aromas of cherry and berry. The palate has a backbone of Sangiovese, a roundness of Merlot and enhanced body from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit purity and varietal signatures are testament to the meticulous care given to the vines.

Overall Varietal character shines through

Mouthfeel Balanced ripeness & structure

Aromas Fresh cherries & wild berries with spicy oak notes

Awards 94 James Suckling (2017), 92 Vinous (2017), 91 Wine Advocate (2017)

Sustainability Organic In Practice t

The Story

The name of this wine comes from the passo found in the circular forest at the highest point of the Montebello vineyard where an Estruscan tomb was uncovered only a few years ago. From here there is a clear view of Montepulciano, Montalcino, and the tower of Piazza del Campo in Siena. This has clearly been a magical place for centuries, which adds to the mystique of this passo.

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About Tolaini

Brand Story

Pier Luigi Tolaini, a native of Tuscany, immigrated to Canada in 1956. He planned to work for a few years, make some money, then go back home, buy a farm, marry his high school sweetheart and make some good wine. It took Pier Luigi 45 years before he returned with a clear vision of the high quality wine he wanted to make: one of Italy's best, no less. In 1998 he returned to his native land and purchased some of the best land in the region of Chianti Classico in the noted commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga.


Brand Story

Pier Luigi Tolaini, a native of Tuscany, immigrated to Canada in 1956. He planned to work for a few years, make some money, then go back home, buy a farm, marry his high school sweetheart and make some good wine. It took Pier Luigi 45 years before he returned with a clear vision of the high quality wine he wanted to make: one of Italy's best, no less. In 1998 he returned to his native land and purchased some of the best land in the region of Chianti Classico in the noted commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga.

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