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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana 2007
Tolaini Valdisanti Toscana 2007
(search item no. 114357)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine.
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About Tolaini:

Castelnuovo Beraradenga is the jewel of the Chianti Classico region, capable of producing wines of power and elegance, intensity and longevity.

In this exceptional land, Tolaini Estate's vineyards cover 160 acres of the estate's 267 acres. The Montebello vineyard has signature galestro (friable clay and limestone) soils. The San Giovanni vineyard has more porous tufa soils. Both sites overlie limestone to create outstanding conditions for long-term vine growth.

Shortly after purchase of the property in 1998, the soils were nutritionally rebalanced, the vineyards were completely replanted with tailored vine clones, and a state of the art winery was built.

New vines include international varieties that have flourished in Tuscany: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Vines also include excellent clones of the classic Tuscan variety Sangiovese. Vineyards are planted to high density—some as high as 11,800 vines per hectare (4800/acre).