Castello della Paneretta Quattrocentario 2001
After a generally strong series of wines in the 1990s, Castello della Paneretta hit a rough patch in 1999 and 2000 with wines which were excessively rustic and funky. Happily, things seem back on track with the 2001 wines, a welcome notice, as the vineyards, located between Isole e Olena and Monsanto, are some of the finest in the entire appellation."-Robert Parker
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.