By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/2/2009 | Send Email
Villa Pillo is a very old Tuscan farm located in the heart of the Chianti region. The 500-hectare estate was purchased in 1989 by John and Kathe Dyson, who also own Williams-Selyem. They have planted new vineyards and orchards, as well as modernized and refurbished the winery. The Borgoforte is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, aged for one year in French barrique. Bigger than the previous vintage, with more fruit and more structure, this is a wine for red meat or maybe a deep fried turkey! Dark berries, black fruits and a savory earthiness on the nose and the palate, it requires a 30-minute to one-hour decanting. A very serious wine for a reasonable price.