2009 Viticcio "Bere" Toscana

SKU #1078590 90 points James Suckling

 Lots of berry, chocolate and hints of cappuccino. Full and velvety, with plenty of fruit and a clean, bright finish. Delicious now. Good name for this. Drink it! Yummy. Made from 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Merlot.  (12/ 2011)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Boasting dark cherry and berry aromas and flavors, this polished red is vibrant and harmonious. Lingers on the finish, with a tight, fruit- and spice-filled aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2013 through 2020. 2,000 cases imported.  (10/ 2011)

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/9/2012  | Send Email
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This is a really well made wine, it shows the classic earthy Sangiovese side but with lots of fruit behind it. Great mid palate balance with a long and lingering finish. This reminds me of wines from the 1990's as Chianti was going through big changes and quality wines were emerging all over, but at higher prices. This wine has all of that richness, spice and intrigue but at a bargain price. This is a buy a case kind of wine.
Drink from 2012 to 2016

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/8/2012  | Send Email
I love drinking this wine. It is just the kind of wine you want when you sit down with a little bread and cheese or when you open something to drink while cooking dinner. Rich and complex, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Super Tuscan & Super Price !

By: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/8/2012  | Send Email
In a sea of exceptional bargains here at K&L, this is certainly one of the best bang-for-your-buck buys in the store. Big, juicy and rich, this is certainly polished and modern enough to appeal to a "new world" wine drinker, but also has enough "Italianess" to please the purist. Lots of bright cherry fruit and acidity from the Sangiovese, spice and tannic structure from the Cab, and a velvety richness and hint of chocolate from the Merlot. So friendly it could be sipped on its own, but more than enough to stand up to a veggie lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, or a big roast. "Bere" means "to drink". Heed that advice.

 By: John Price |  Review Date: 7/7/2013 
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A great "every day" wine. Perfect with bread and a light dinner. Very good bargain.

 By: Will |  Review Date: 3/23/2012 
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Didn't enjoy. It is was all over the place. Too much fruit for me.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Tuscany

Specific Appellation:

Super Tuscan