2015 Baldassarre Tuscan Blend Red Wine
IGT Toscana Red Wine from Tuscany, Italy – Sangiovese Grosso, Cabernet and Merlot grapes
Certification: IGT Toscana
Grapes Varieties: Sangiovese Grosso, Cabernet and Merlot
Aging: 4 years in barriques
Type: Red Still Wine
Serving Temperature: 16/18 °C
Pairing: First courses and risottos, red meat
Country: Italy, Tuscany
This Wine is a blend of Sangiovese grosso, Cabernet e Merlot. This combination, with the clay-based soil and particular climate, are the ingredients which create a superior red nectar. With a deep ruby red color tending to garnet with age has a round, complete and elegant bouquet. Hints of wood can be perceived amidst the typical herbaceous notes. Its flavour is dry, full and smooth.
The prime quality and structure of this wine demand excellent first courses and risottos with sauces made from wild boar and hare, tasty red meat dishes such as roast game, vegetable soufflé and spicy mature cheeses.
Tenuta Torciano Winery is situated in the heart of Tuscany, 35 minutes from Florence and 20 minutes from Siena, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and a succession of unique greenery that features towering cypress trees, long stretches of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, forests of oaks and lovely villages.
When you visit Tenuta Torciano Winery, you will totally immerse yourself in Italian culture, together with a Tuscan family consisting of 13 generations of wine producers. Here you will experience warm hospitality and additional Tuscan traditions handed down from father to son.
Area of Production:
Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions. Toscana IGT is the most famous – and the most commonly used – of Italy’s Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) titles. The geographical region it indicates is, in short, Tuscany.
Toscana IGT wines can be made in any village in any of Tuscany’s 10 provinces.
Cabernet – Merlot – Sangiovese is the composition of many of the so-called “Super Tuscan” wines of central Italy. The blend can be made to any number of variations, but the combination typically draws on the power and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, the sweet, juicy fruit flavors of Merlot and the rustic, sour-cherry tang of Sangiovese. Sangiovese is the defining grape in the blend and gives the wine a distinctively Italian accent. The variety’s black-cherry flavors and forest-floor aromas offer a fresh interpretation of the traditional Cabernet – Merlot blend.
2015 vintage, a fantastic vintage
Our wines produced with the 2015 harvest are excellent vintage wines with a fantastic harvest favored by the climate, described by a spring that alternated plenty of sunny and breezy days. An element, this, that allowed an acceleration of the growth of the bunch between June and July. The strong heat recorded in the months of July and August has stopped the development of the plants, but the abundant rains of late August have brought back the perfect balance, thanks also to the temperature range of the last few days. With the excellent quality, however, we will have a lower quantity of wine than in 2014 and therefore, the availability of these wines is more contained than in the previous year.