2013 Podernuovo a Palazzone 'Therra' Toscana Rosso IGT

  • 3x 92 Point Super Tuscan
  • Owned by the Bulgari Family
  • Sustainable Practices 
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About the Wine 

The quest for excellence and love for nature has always been a passion of the Bulgari family and has brought about intense research and development of the different potentialities of the local terroirs, which have generously given back three different qualities of harmonious red wines. Giovanni Bulgari, chief executive of Podernuovo and the creative soul of this venture, is naturally drawn to all environmental issues and considers respecting nature an essential element while creating his wine. Finding a balance and harmony by reducing carbon dioxide while processing the grapes is the company’s objective.

"I wanted to create elegant wines respecting the diversity of their character: the common denominator among them is elegance, in harmony and in respect of their soil. The vines and their soil have specific needs, which must be interpreted and respected in order to obtain the best wines." ~Giovanni Bulgari

The core types of vines that grow at Podernuovo a Palazzone are Sangiovese and the most traditional expression of this region, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano, and Merlot. Therra, is a blend of the grapes grown on the property, and the specific blend changes with each harvest. The name Therra evokes the true flavors of the Tuscan soil.

Aging: 

225 liter barriques for 10 months, in cement vats for 6 months 

Tasting Notes

A blend of Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Therra has a ruby red color with dark purple and almost black hues. Hints of wild berries and blueberries with smoked and toasted final notes. The palate is exuberant with lively tannins and intense fruit, very persistent. For people who love aged wine, this wine is already showing some tertiary wine flavors of tobacco leaf, dried leather, dried blackberry and Mediterranean herbs. 

Reviews

Blueberry and currant character with hints of mint and spearmint. Medium body, solid core of fruit, and tannins. Fresh finish. Always balanced and pretty. Better in 2018. ~92 James Suckling

Ruby red in color. Black and blue fruits, grilled herbs, the Montepulciano grape taking center stage albeit a small percentage of the whole, aromatic wood with a toasted finish. Persistent. ~92 Tony Wood

 ~92 Seminario Veronelli

The 2013 Therra (Sangiovese with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano and Merlot) shows an inky dark and impenetrable appearance. This is a delicious expression that trades in individual varietal typicity for soft layering and rich black fruit flavors. Blackberry and prune segues to mineral, leather, and iron. This is a sanguine and meaty red wine from southern Tuscany. The finish is mineral-driven with metallic-like sensations. ~91 Wine Advocate

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