Luca Maroni (the Italian Robert Parker) has raved about Erastos Rosso Toscana, 2016 as one of Italy's finest wines of 2017/18. As it makes its U.S. debut (exclusively through BHW) this is one winning vintage that every wine lover will want for their collection. Deep, ruby red, this unusual Sangiovese and Merlot blend is exquisitely balanced to create a full-bodied beauty that delivers a medley of bright red cherries and dark plum fruit on the palate. It's full of verve and sophistication, like a Super Tuscan, and has a satin-smooth finish that befits a wine ten times the price. Trust us, your friends will never believe it's not ridiculously expensive.
About the wine
The perfect party red, Erastos Rosso Toscana, with its jammy fruits, sweet chocolate and vanilla notes, and a smattering of spice, is a real crowd-pleaser. Aged for six months in oak barrels, this vintage has plenty of smooth tannins and a long, silky finish. Since regional wines love regional dishes, go ahead and serve this beauty with fresh cheese, grilled chicken and pizza.
About Corte de Medicea
Corte Medicea winery was born from a passion for the Tuscan winemaking tradition. From its desire to follow the footsteps of the region’s greatest winemakers, Corte Medicea creates wines that express their vision of life as simple and pleasant but also intriguing and mysterious. The Corte Medicea vineyards are situated on picturesque rolling hills at an altitude of 380/400 meters, with clay/loam soils in the south of Tuscany.
Winemaker, Andrea Bernardini, has previously worked with Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany, and beyond in South Africa, Romania and Greece. This flying winemaker blends traditional and modern techniques to craft high quality wines that express the full flavor profile of the grape and terroir with which he works.
Luca Maroni is Italy's Robert Parker. He rates and categorizes wines by region and style. This Rosso Toscano took top honors in his 2017 guide, "I Migliori Vini Italiani".
"One of the year’s best reds in Italy and from Tuscany, Congratulations!"Luca Maroni ~96pts
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