Presenting a dark ruby, opaque center, this 2006 Cabernet Franc blend boasts elegant aromas of dark plums, black cherries and hints of anise while lavender and spice add to the senses followed by a dusty mineral core. The palate of this wine reveals flavors of black fruits and fig, followed by a moderate plus acidity creating a balance that exudes a full-bodied texture. Earthy tones, and tobacco make for a lasting and complex finish to this classic Tuscan wine.
Blend: 47% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Jackson family purchased the Tenuta di Arceno estate in 1994, with its sprawling 2,500 acres, of which only 223 are planted to vine. Cabernet Franc has proven to be the variety best suited to the estate’s diverse soils and topography, and is the true signature of the estate, as it thrives in both warm and cool vintages
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.