Avignonesi Grifi (stained labels) 1995 Front Label
Avignonesi Grifi (stained labels) 1995 Front Label

Avignonesi Grifi (stained labels) 1995

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Winemaker Notes

Characteristics: Grifi is garnet red in colour. Its bouquet is delicate and intense, with a slight scent of wild fruits. The taste is full-bodied, harmonious and round.

Serving suggestions: roast and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

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WS 90
Wine Spectator
Solid, well-structured super Tuscan, with plummy, earthy aromas that follow through on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy, slightly tough tannins and a mouthpuckering finish. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1995 Grifi, a big, smoky, blackberry, cedary, lead pencil, and currant-scented nose is followed by a ripe, medium-bodied wine with outstanding concentration, superb balance, and a marriage of finesse and power. Beautifully-crafted, with sexy layers of lush fruit, it should be consumed over the next 5-7 years.
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Avignonesi, Italy
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In 1309 pope Clement V transferred the papal residence from Rome to Avignon, France. In 1377, when pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence back to Rome, some noble families of Avignon left France to follow him. It was at that time, in Italy, that one of those families became known as Avignonesi - probably to simplify an otherwise difficult, foreign name. Soon the Avignonesi family separated into three branches which settled in Rome, Siena and Montepulciano.

It is not known exactly when Avignonesi's cellars were built, but they are doubtless among the most ancient in Italy. Palazzo Avignonesi was built according to a design by Jacopo Barozzi (called Vignola) in the second half of the XVI century and it has always been the cellars' seat.

In 1974 the Falvo brothers, owners of the vineyards in the municipality of Cortona, took over Avignonesi and refounded it investing greatly in viniculture, selecting the local varieties and introducing classical ones such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir. Nowadays, Avignonesi consists of four wine-producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda. In total they comprise 218 hectares of open ground, 103 ha of vineyards and 7 ha of olive groves.

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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.

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