Tenuta di Ghizzano Veneroso 2003

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 97043
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • ST92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP88
  • 2008
  • WS92
  • W&S91
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The hot growing season has given the 2003 Veneroso an additional level of weight and ripeness. Super-ripe dark fruit, toasted oak, scorched earth, leather, licorices and spices all emerge from this supple, full-bodied wine. The tannins are well-integrated and the wine offers gorgeous balance, something that was very hard to come by in this vintage.

92 Points

"Medium-deep saturated ruby. Multifaceted nose offers blackberry, dark chocolate and coffee along with vanilla and pepper and an elegant mineral quality. Suave and stylish, with a lush texture, impressive volume and deep flavors of dark fruits and chocolate. Finishes long, complex and minerally, with fine tannins. The fossil- and chalk-rich soils of the estate add real energy to the red berry and floral elements."
International Wine Cellar

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Learn About Tenuta di Ghizzano Map ItMap It

Midway between Pisa and Florence, the Ghizzano Estate in Tuscany's Chianti country has remained in the hands of the Venerosi Pesciolini family for over 600 years a feat of dynastic continuity by any standard. Though wine has been made here for centuries, the estate's reputation as a source of wine is a contemporary accomplishment, attributable to the efforts of the current generation, led by Count Pierfrancesco Venerosi Pesciolini and his wife Carla, aided in recent years by daughters Lisa and Ginevra.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) 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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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