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2022 Toscana Rosso “Bandinello”

Villa di Geggiano
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Bandinello is Geggiano’s answer to a house red. A spry blend of nervy Sangiovese, a bit of Syrah, and local Ciliegiolo mingle together for a tart and juicy taste of Tuscan rusticity. I love to drink mine alongside easy weeknight pasta with red sauce: whole tomatoes bursting and barely stewed, with some olive oil and fresh basil, generously ladled over penne.

Jane Augustine

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo, 20% Syrah
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Villa di Geggiano
Winemaker: Andrea & Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli
Vineyard: 4 - 20 years
Soil: Clay and Limestone and Silt with Galestro rocks
Aging: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel lasts about 15 days, wine ages for six months in 500-L French oak barrels (10% new), and then in bottle for another three months before release
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 14%

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About The Region

Tuscany

Map of Tuscany wine region

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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