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Tolaini – Valdisanti

Italy
Tuscany
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins Italy > Tuscany

Appellation Toscana

Varietal Red Blend

Cepage 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking Whole berry fermentation in French oak & stainless steel fermenters.

Aging 16 mos in barriques (70% new) & 1 yr in bottle

Alcohol Content 13.5 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine.

Overall Elegant & structured

Mouthfeel Full-bodied & lush

Aromas Dark berries, cassis & oak spice

Awards 94 James Suckling (2018), 92 Vinous (2018)

Sustainability Organic In Practice t

The Story

San Giovanni is the name of Tolaini's vineyard near the town of San Giovanni a Cerreto. In the church adjacent to the vineyard there is a painting by Rutilio Manetti depicting Saint John the Evangelist ("San Giovanni") offering to Mary a chalice with a serpent, the international symbol of Saint John and chosen for this label to honor this historic land that bears his name.

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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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