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2016 Toscana Rosso “Brendino”

Cuna

You might not expect to find elegant, nuanced Pinot Noir in Tuscany. But Cuna, Federico Staderini’s tiny winery in the remote Apennine foothills of eastern Tuscany, defies common logic. By planting Pinot Nero in limestone at high elevation, he has found an unlikely home for the grape, yielding a singular rosso that is anything but international in style. Brendino is Federico’s highest parcel at 1,800 feet above sea level, where cool nights temper the blazing Tuscan sun and harvest often stretches deep into October. The interplay of perfectly ripe, pure Pinot fruit with fine, chalky tannins makes this a mind-bending outlier for both the grape and the region.

Anthony Lynch

$65.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Nero
Appellation: IGT Toscana
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Podere Santa Felicita
Winemaker: Federico Staderini
Vineyard: Planted in 2007, .3 ha
Soil: Clay, limestone
Aging: Aged for 20 months in 228-L old barrels
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Tuscany

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Perhaps no region is tied to Italy’s reputation as a producer of fine wine as much as Tuscany. Since Etruscan times, viticulture has played a prominent role in this idyllic land of rolling hills, and the Tuscan winemaking tradition remains as strong as ever today. With a favorable Mediterranean climate, an undulating topography offering countless altitudes and expositions, and a wealth of poor, well-draining soils, conditions are ideal for crafting high-quality wines. Add to that the rich gastronomical tradition—Tuscany is home to some of the country’s finest game, pastas, salumi, and cheeses—and you have the blueprint for a world-class wine region.

This is Sangiovese territory; in fact, it is arguably the only place in the world where Sangiovese reaches a truly regal expression. In spite of a rocky history with fluctuations in quality, traditionally produced Chianti has reclaimed its status as one of the country’s most reliable, food-friendly reds, while the rapid rise of Brunello di Montalcino shows the grape’s potential for grandiose, opulent reds allying power and finesse. Traditionally-minded growers have stuck to using only indigenous grape varieties and employing techniques like aging in massive wooden casks known as botti, creating wines of terroir that shine at the Tuscan table.

Tuscan wines have had a place in our portfolio since Kermit’s first visit in 1977. While the names of the estates have changed, the spirit of those first unfiltered Chiantis he imported live on through our current selections.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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