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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Fattoria Viticcio Toscana Bere 2008
Fattoria Viticcio Toscana Bere 2008
(search item no. 119709)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $6.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Toscana Bere is a brilliant red color. Aromas of red-berried fruit, and violets are present. On the palate there is excellent balance, freshness and pleasantness that accompany notes of soft fruit, cherry, and hints of violet. Ideal with pasta and pizza, it is recommended as an everyday wine.
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About Fattoria Viticcio:

Founded in 1960 by Lucio and Franca Landini, the Viticcio Estate still stands above the picturesque town of Greve, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Their focus is to produce high-quality wines worthy of an international clientele while at the same time respecting the traditions and viticulture of the region. This focus remains the same today under the direction of the second generation, Alessandro Landini.

The estate comprises more than 30 hectares of vines, all of which are farmed organically. Additionally, seven of those hectares are farmed biodynamically. Alessandro strongly believes that in order to produce high-quality wines you must first respect the land in which the vines are planted. To this end he uses no pesticides in his vineyards and fertilizes by planting things such as fava beans and barley between the rows of vines, allowing them to flower, and then plowing them back into the soil to add important nutrients. A handful of wines see some time in the smaller barriques, but the large majority is aged in large botti. The wines of Viticcio represent an important combination of traditional, time-honored techniques with modern-day technology and respect for the environment.