San Felice Pugnitello Toscana 2007
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
A robust and resolute wine, mirroring the rugged qualities of the grape that allowed it to survive over the centuries with, we might say, its fist clenched.
"The 2007 Pugnitello, from an ancient variety that the estate has worked to restore, possesses striking vibrancy and freshness in its dark cherries, violets, minerals and flowers, all wrapped into a soft, textured frame of notable length. Hints of tobacco, smoke and new leather emerge over time, adding to the wine’s sensual, inviting personality, leading to the beautifully expressive, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2022.
What a joy it is to taste these new releases from San Felice. Quite simply, these are the finest wines I have tasted from the estate in many a year. San Felice is one of the most beautiful properties in all of Tuscany. It’s nice to see quality on the rise."
The Wine Advocate
"Inky ruby. Delicate smoky aromas of blueberry, black cherry and minerals. Very sweet and suave on the palate, with a pure coffee quality to go along with fresh dark fruit and earth flavors. This outstanding wine finishes very long, with noble tannins. Pugnitello is said to be a local native variety in which San Felice has invested heavily-even funding university studies-but every time I'm in the vineyards I can't help but think of how much it looks and behaves like montepulciano. Still, this is by far the best Pugnitello ever."
International Wine Cellar
"Pretty aromas of black licorice and dark berries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a solid core of fruit and a velvety, rich finish. Stylish wine from an obscure Tuscan variety. Best after 2010. 1,300 cases made."
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Agricola San Felice is a multi-faceted enterprise with activities spread over various locations:
Above all, of course, the tenute, or farm estates, with their prized vines and olive trees; the Vitiarium, where most of the scientific research is carried out; the winecellars, where all of the production takes place, from vinification to maturation in barriques and bottling....
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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