San Felice Vigorello 2006
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%.
Although Vigorello currently contains some cabernet and merlot as well, it nonetheless preserves its exquisitely Tuscan character. A truly historical wine, then, one with energy and vigour, just as its name affirms.
"There's loads of new wood in this red, but also lots of fruit. Needs to come together in the bottle. Full-bodied and chewy. A full-throttle red. New World-like. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. "
"The 2006 Vigorello, 45% Sangiovese, 40 % Cabernet Sauvigon and 15% Merlot, is another beautiful wine from San Felice. This shows gorgeous depth in its dark fruit, smoke and leather. The intensity of the fruit tapers off just a bit on the finish, exposing the tannins. Minerals, earthiness and herbs come to life in the round, seductive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.
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, glass-staining ruby. Black plum, dark chocolate syrup, and incense on the nose, with a hint of coffee reduction. Then fresher on the palate, with fresh black plum and blueberry flavors complicated by hints of underbrush and minerals. Finishes long and smooth, with a pronounced fresh plum element. First produced in 1968, Vigorello is the original Super-Tuscan, the wine that started the wave of new wines from Tuscany that blended international varieties with the local sangiovese. This 2006 is a very successful version, one of the best in recent memory."
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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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