I Guisti and Zanza Perbruno 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from Tuscany, Italy
The 2010 Perbruno opens up to dark purple color in the glass. The characteristic tannins of the Syrah are smooth, rich and velvety, Taste of little ripe black fruits as mulberry, cherry and blueberry. On the finish, the wine enjoys good acid structure with hints of spices and pepper.
Wine Enthusiast - "The quality of fruit in this expression of Syrah is dark, plush, rich and opulent. The bouquet offers notes of black cherry, prune, smoked bacon, tobacco, white pepper and clove. The tannins are luscious and firm, and there’s plenty of ripe fruit to keep the wine firmly fixed to the palate for many minutes.
I Guisti and Zanza Winery
At the time when Paolo Edoardo Giusti and Fabio Zanza first began in 1995, the area of Scopicci known for its sweet rolling hills, was witnessing a rebirth of new ideas and inovating thinking that would transform the way wine was being produced.
The estate's 9.5 hectors rests on the sweet rolling hills of Scopicci and is run by one of Italy's premier agricologists, Stefano Chioccioli. A rarity in Italy, Stefano Chioccioli specializes both in the vineyard and the winery. An additional 5 hectors is anticipated to increase production, adding Petit Verdot and Sangiovesse to the already existing Cabernet Sauvignon.
The philosophy at I Giusti & Zanza is the essential embodiememtn fo research into quality, always in persuit of the highest quality that is possible from the estate. From a techhnical view, the guided efforts of Dr. Stefano Chiccioli has completely revised the winery with his improvements in the cantina a well as in the vineyard. View all I Guisti and Zanza Wines
About TuscanyView a map of Tuscany wineries (TUSS-can-ee) Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this varietal, but a growing trend, started by the renegade winemakers of those Super Tuscans, is to incorporate more international varietals.
Notable FactsThe most well known sub-districts of Tuscany are Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (note that Montepulciano here refers to the local village, not the grape variety found in the Italian region of Abruzzi). Wine labeled from these regions is DOC-regulated and Sangiovese-based blends. Quality wine from these DOC areas has been on the rise for decades, with top-notch winemakers and wineries shedding the low-quality image once held for Tuscan wine by producing consistently outstanding bottlings that range from deliciously drinkable to highly ageable. Newer to the scene are regions like Bohlgeri and the Maremma, home to of what are now termed "Super-Tuscans," named for the wine coming from the Tuscany area, but not following all of the DOC or DOCG laws required in Italy. In the 1970's, some pioneer winemakers began buying land outside of Chianti and Montalcino, and planting not only Sangiovese, but also international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine they produced only fit into the lowest Italian category of "vina da tavola," but the winemakers sold the wine for high prices, creating an almost cult following, and spurning a new wine category called IGT.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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4 ratings, 3 with reviewsBrandon Satoren - New York, NY49/2/2014outlaw69 - Henderson, NV52/5/2014
Delicious Toscana ! Excellent. . but let it breathe for a bit.Scott N - Lowell, MI41/17/2014Don't think I would rate it as high as WE but personally would give it a good solid 93. (if we all agreed on ratings, life would be boring)Really enjoyed this bottle with a very rare, lightly seasoned, grilled rib eye with roasted vegetables on the side.windchase - Hood River, OR41/11/2014Light and fruity. Very enjoyable and would purchase again. Would still prefer the Mark West Pinot Noir, but do like this one.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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