Italian red wine Alfiero IGT rosso Toscano
  • Italian red wine Alfiero IGT rosso Toscano

ALFIERO IGT ROSSO TOSCANO

Wine from Tuscany - Super Tuscan

Wine from Tuscany - Super Tuscan

One red wine with 100% Merlot grapes.

Wine with intense ruby red color.

The aroma is warm and elegant with a sense of red fruits and light balsamic notes.

In the palate it’s a red wine dry, full and persistent. Lively flavor, very pleasant sensation. Fine tannins structure, mature and silky.

Very good wine for pairing with game dishes, aged cheeses and grilled dishes.

Alcohol in Volume: 14.5%

  • Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks
  • Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container. Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container.
  • Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity. Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity.

Grape Varieties: Merlot

Fermentation: 14 days with skins at 28°/30°
Aging: 14/18 months in French barrels
Refinement: 6 months in bottle
Alcohol in Volume: 14.5%
Lifetime in Bottle: 15-20 year

Inside the cellar

Super Tuscans

This useful but unofficial term emerged in the 1970s, to describe a particular set of high-quality Tuscan wines which were precluded from claiming DOC or DOCG status because they broke traditional Italian winemaking norms (foreign grape varieties were used, and the wines were often matured in small, new oak barrels).

Several of these wines earned global recognition and astronomical price tags - hence 'Super Tuscan'. Originally these wines had to be labeled as Vino da Tavola because they contravened the stringent, tradition-focused DOC laws.

This situation ultimately led to the creation of the IGT category, with its relatively relaxed production rules.

IGT

IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) was introduced in 1992, to allow a certain level of freedom to Italy's winemakers.

Prior to 1992, many wines failed to qualify for DOC or DOCG status - not because they were of low quality, but because they were made from grape varieties (or blends) not sanctioned under DOC/G laws.

The IGT classification focuses on the region of origin, rather than grape varieties or wine styles.

The cellar

VN208

Data sheet

Box:
6 bottles