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These wines originated 40+ years-ago out of the desire to recalibrate what the best Tuscan wine could be. Many other producers introduced ‘foreign’ grapes, but these four wines remained focused on Sangiovese in order to demonstrate its potential to stand alone to make profound wine.
These wines come to us courtesy of a serious collector (and serious Italophile), who told us about his long-held love for the wines:
“Over the years since about 1983, I've spent a lot of time in Italy, mostly in Tuscany. The Super Tuscans are so intimately tied in with those experiences. Drinking them brings back memories of long dinners in the Tuscan hills and bistecca cooked on ancient grills and wild boar ragu and so on. I'd bet I'm not alone in my fondness for the Super Tuscans precisely because of these associations. And I know I can win that bet: all four of these bottlings have such a shine on that they are great crowd-pleasers, especially the Percarlo and Fontalloro, and I used to open them regularly for dinner parties. But I don't host as many dinner parties as I used to, and those I do host are generally smaller and less bibulous. And when it comes to opening a bottle on a normal evening at home, my attention doesn't wander in their direction. Both my taste, then, and my life program have less room for even my favorites among them, and since they won't live forever, I figure someone else should have a crack.
“There’s a nerdy part - which I cannot imagine moving too many people besides other nerds - is that these wines do represent the experimental mindset in Tuscan wine-making that led in the end to the resuscitation of Chianti. Giovanni Manetti [Fontodi], Paolo de Marchi [Isole e Olena], and especially Luca Martini di Cigala [San Giusto a Rentennano], remain heroes in my book, and I am happy when I drink their wines.”