2010 La Fortuna "Fortunello" Rosso Toscano

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Tenuta La Fortuna's Fortunello bottling is 100% Sangiovese grown in Tuscany. It was aged for four months in French oak barrels and is bursting with aromas of raspberries and cherries, with deep chocolaty tones lingering on the finish.This tastes significantly more expensive than it is!

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By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/8/2013  | Send Email
Soft & easy but with that unmistakable Italian kick. Red berries, chocolate and mocha. This would be beyond delicious with pizzas, lasagna Bolognese, sirloin steak, pasta Arabiatta. You got the picture.

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/2/2013  | Send Email
Easily the best version of this wine I've tasted. Dark fruit, tart cherry, a juicy mid-palate, and a rich, dusty finish. Buy a case. Buy two cases.

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/1/2013  | Send Email
Here is a wine that earned lots of stars from me. This is 100% Sangiovese and a few months in oak. The nose is classic ripe cherries and strawberries and a hint of coco powder. On the palate of this full-bodied wine, you will find the fruit describe above with a touch of minerals and soft tannins, which gives this wine a very lush feel to the palate and has an incredible long finish.

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/27/2013  | Send Email
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A poor persons Brunello? Well sort of. This is great Tuscan Sangio with some of the more serious structural bones and complexities one would expect from this great Brunello producer. Inexpensive enough to drink whenever, enough qualities to lay some down and be very pleased in a year or two.

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Varietal:

Sangiovese

- The most widely planted grape in Italy is Sangiovese, a high-acid grape with moderate to high tannins, apparent earthiness and subtle fruit. It is thought to have originated in Tuscany and its name, which translates to "blood of Jove," leads historians to believe it may date all the way back to the Etruscan period, though historical mentions only go as far back as the early 1700s. Though planted all over modern Italy, the most significant wines made from Sangiovese still come from Tuscany: Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Sangiovese must make up 75% of a blend from the Chianti DOCG t be labeled as such, traditionally allowing for Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia for the remainder, though more recently small proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot have been allowed. In Brunello di Montalcino the wine must be made entirely of Sangiovese. Prugnolo is Montepulciano's name for Sangiovese, and it is used there for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines. In the DOC of Carmignano Sangiovese can be blended with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also Super Tuscans, IGT wines that blend Sangiovese with large proportions of Cabernet or Merlot. Elsewhere in Italy it is a workhorse grape, though it does find some success (though not the longevity) in the Montefalco and Torgiano wines of Umbria as well as the foundation of Rosso Piceno and a significant element of Rosso Conero from the Marches. Like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese has struggled to find footing outside of Italy, though in recent years California wineries have been having better fortune with grape plantings in the Sierra Foothills/El Dorado County, as well as Sonoma County and the Central Coast.
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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

Alcohol Content (%): 14