• "Nemorino" Rosso Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “Nemorino” Rosso Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Spicy and intensely berry-fruity it smells from the glass, this is also continued on the palate. Cherries, cranberries and herbal spices, which are due to the Syrah, are a real joy. Medium bodied with a well perceptible tannin structure. Lots of fruit and a well-balanced, lively acidity ensure a pleasant drinking flow. Good length with fine fruit and spice also in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 17% Sangiovese, 6% Alicante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 8 months 300/500l tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Pizza and pasta
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      29522318 ·  0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Belcore" Rosso Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      “Belcore” Rosso Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      This classic Tuscan cuvée is dominated by Amarena cherries and violets, quite typical of Sangiovese. With a little air, dark berry aromas such as blackberries and blackcurrants develop, which can then be found on the palate. The fruit continues to dominate in its quite powerful appearance, well framed by solid tannin structure, which will be refined with a little cellar ripening. Long reverberation with finely balanced fruit-acid play. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 18% Merlot, 2% Other
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 10 months 300/500l tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Meat dishes from the grill
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      29522118 · 0,75 l · 19,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,90 €
    • "Perbruno" Syrah Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      “Perbruno” Syrah Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      This Syrah from a single vineyard is perhaps one of the best of the Tuscan west coast. Powerful already in the fragrance, dark berries, blackberries, blueberries, currants and elderberries alternate, depending on air and temperature, framed by herbs, pepper and a touch of black olives, also a little bit of meat, you can only smell it for minutes. Treat yourself to a large glass. On the palate this continues wonderfully, this juicy berry-mix, the spice, chubby packed in velvety tannin, "mouthfilling" is what the British call it, powerful and very long, but with animating acidity, this already makes a lot of drinking pleasure, but also has potential for some years. A wine with character, not at all ironed smooth. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, rich ruby. Fine, restrained nose of ripe black berries. On the palate great fruit sweetness with fine melting, full, well balanced with tight tannin, compact, outstanding complexity, long and full-bodied finish. Falstaff

      "A very fresh and essence-like nose of blackcurrant compote, violet reduction, lavender perfume and citrus. Medium body, a firm tannin backbone and a medium-chewy finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months 300/500l tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: Wild boar ragout, salami
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      29522416 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,90 €
    • "Dulcamara" Rosso Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      “Dulcamara” Rosso Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Deep dark ruby red. In the dark berry scent a Bordeaux blend that is already quite typically Cabernet-dominated - one could also guess Bolgheri - but there is also something peppery-spicy, for wine lovers certainly a good "pirate" for a blind tasting. On the palate then juicy black currants, blackberries and sour cherries, powerful, but not thick, but very lively, with a high drinking flow. Elegant tannin structure, long finish, with a lot of ripe fruit and delicate spice lingering. Good ripening potential, but is also already wonderful to drink now, if you give it some air. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deepest ruby red. In the nose medium expressiveness, after ripe cherries and blackberries, also has something salty. Opens up on the palate with tightly woven tannins, rich structure with creamy fruit, then a delicate after-drying in the aftertaste". Falstaff

      "Aromas of blueberries and black licorice follow through to a full body with medium-ripe tannins. Hint of chocolate on a flavorful finish. From organically grown grapes." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 14-18 months 300/500l tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Food Recommendations: Game and braised dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-004
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      stored air-conditioned

      29522216 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,90 €
    About the winemakers
    I Giusti & Zanza
    Tuscany | Maremma
    I Giusti & Zanza

    "Originally we only wanted to make a few bottles for ourselves and our friends ..." This is how many conversations begin with lateral entrants in the Italian wine scene. Paolo Giusti planned and constructed bridges. But it is often precisely these lateral beginners who develop a very special love and attention for the country they have acquired. Not many wineries of the "Costa Tuscany"As this wine-growing region is called in the hills south of Pisa and Lucca, it also succeeds internationally. Besides the well-known producers Ampeleia and Duemani already represented by us I Giusti & Zanza has received numerous awards at home and abroad.

    In 1995 the Scopicci farm, where wine was produced at the beginning of the 19th century, was lovingly renovated and the first wines were produced from the old vineyards. Gradually, new vineyards were planted on the gentle hills that rise from the left bank of the Arno just before its mouth. Probably due to the former course of the river Arno, there is a lot of mixed alluvial land, which turns into gravel, sand and clay, crossed by limestone, but also shell limestone. Depending on the area, vineyards were planted with 7,000 to 10,000 vines per hectare and Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Alicante and a little bit of Petit Verdot were planted to the existing Sangiovese sites. Red wine is dominant, a little Semillon and Trebbiano Toscano complete the palette for the only white wine of the estate. Today the vines are between 20 and 50 years old.

    The vineyards are situated at about 100m above sea level, the Tyrrhenian Sea is only a few kilometres away as the crow flies and provides a temperate Mediterranean climate, lots of light and constant wind. Similar conditions as in the famous Bolgheri area, only 30km away. A few years ago Paolo Giusti took over the shares of his partner Fabio Zanza and is now responsible for the 17 hectares of vineyards with his team alone. Organic or partly biodynamic cultivation requires a lot of manual work for the narrow vine rows. The grapes are extremely small, on average after a strict preselection only about 600 grams per vine are harvested.

    The best grapes are selected by hand at the vibrator and then macerated for 18-24 days. They are then gently fermented again by hand, pushed under and spontaneously fermented. Then they mature in 300 and 500 l tonneaux (medium toasted) depending on variety and vintage up to 24 months and then again at least half a year on the bottle. Since they are only lightly filtered once, a sediment can form on the bottom of the bottle, which is completely normal and a quality feature of this type of vinification.

    The importance of Paolo Giusti's country is also reflected in his commitment to the association "Grandi Cru della Costa Toscana"where he would like to encourage about 50 good producers to exchange ideas and achieve higher quality while respecting the unique terroir, microclimate and tradition. "With a deep passion for wine culture".

    The artistic labels, as well as the names of the wines are on Gaetano Donizetti's Opera Buffa "L’elisir d’amore" (The Love Potion), in which a charlatan named Dulcamara, who pretends to be a doctor, sells a love potion to poor farmer Nemorino to persuade the adored rich landowner not to marry Sergeant Belcore. But this love potion is only a bottle of red wine. The sweet touch of love and the bitter jealousy paired with cheerfulness and happy end through the wine were here the apt inspiration. Perhaps at some point the sweet wine will follow, which would then probably have to be called Adina. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1995
    • Owner: Paolo Giusti
    • Oenologist and agronomist: Paula Carella
    • Annual production: approx. 80,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 17 hectares
    • Biologically certified cultivation (Suolo e Salute)