2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "Geremia" Toscana

SKU #1167382 94 points Wine Spectator

 HOT BUY: Dark, concentrated and tannic, this red is extracted, with a core of sweet fruit and pure black cherry and lackberry flavors that linger on the tough finish. Salty aftertaste. For fans of the style. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2030. From Italy.-B.S.  (7/ 2014)

K&L Notes

From Rocca di Montegrossi: "Following Marco Ricasoli's desires, GEREMIA expresses the terroir of Monti in Chianti with the Bordeaux varietals, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (65 and 35%, respectively). It ages exclusively in medium-toast barriques from Allier for about 24 months, after which it is bottled without filtration and bottle aged for another 18 months. It is a powerful, intense wine that also displays elegance and balance, and expresses the character of the terroir. Intense ruby, with violet nail, and with complex aromas that bring to mind sour cherries, currants and other wild berry fruit, mingled with licorice and vanilla." A wine of great structure and complexity, which is soft and velvety thanks to its richness and the perfect ripeness of the tannins. Annual production is about 12,000 bottles."

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/23/2014  | Send Email
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Deeply textured, extraordinarily flavorful this just might be the best Geremia that Marco Ricasoli has made. While structured and focused with intense mountain fruit the Merlot in this gives the wine first and foremost produces a supple, fleshy character on the palate. While there definitely is rich and drinkable character this wine has backbone for a decade plus, structure yet balanced. A long life ahead for this scintillating Super Tuscan from the Central Tuscan highlands!
Drink from 2015 to 2025

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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

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