Super Vintage Super Tuscan Wine Tasting featuring Sassicaia, Solaia, Ornellaia and more!!

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 07:30 PM

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“wasting our time on cheap talk and wine, left us so little to give”
Best of My Love by the Eagles

 

Italy has some of the best values in the wine world and Tuscany is one of Italy’s leading wine producing regions.  Tuscany is home to some Italy’s most popular wines like Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico as well as "Supertuscan" wines like Tignanello, Sassicaia and Ornellaia.

These wines represent a new style or breed of wines from Tuscany that began on the coast with the first commercial release of Sassicaia with the 1968 vintage from Tenuta San Guido.  Next, Piero Antinori released the 1971 Tignanello and the rest is history.  The super Tuscan era was off and running and the only thing that is required to be part of this group is that your wine doesn’t adhere to the DOC or DOCG requirements giving the producers more leeway to experiment with different varietals and production methods.

Many of the wines contain the native Sangiovese varietal but some are made exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or a blend of these and other Bordeaux varietals.  Join us as we experience 12 wines going back to the 1988 vintage with one of my favorite Fontodi’s Flaccianello which is 100% Sangiovese and for all practical purposes could be labeled a Chianti.  We also have the three aia’s; Sassicaia 1990, Solaia 2000 and Ornellaia 2004 along with several other top level wines all in the Super Tuscan category and all 13+ years old.

We only have space for 14 tasters at this event and the fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $295 + tax.  For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

 Vintage Super Tuscan All Stars Wine Tasting
Thursday February 25th  
7:30pm
1988 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscana IGT
1990 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri
1995 Michele Satta Cavaliere Bolgheri
2000 Antinori Solaia Tuscany IGT
2000 Gagliole Rosso Toscana IGT
2003 Le Pupille Saffredi Maremma
2003 Campo di Sasso Bibbona Insoglio del Cinghiale Toscana IGT
2004 Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Ornellaia Bolgheri
2006 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno
2008 Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero Maremma

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Wild Mushroom and Provolone Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter and toasted Almond Slivers
Tuscan Pork Medallions served over creamy polenta with Parmesan Crema
Tuscan Panforte

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $295 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have dietary restrictions and chef Toni will be glad to accommodate you.

All the wines from these producers that we have in the store:

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Flaccianello is 100% Sangiovese and was a single vineyard wine from Fontodi’s estate in Panzano up until the 2003 vintage.  Today it is a selection of the best Sangiovese that the estate has to offer and the 2016 vintage scored (100 Points) in the Wine Advocate putting it in an elite group of wines from Tuscany.

1988 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $350.00    Your Price: $308.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

1995 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $253.50    Your Price: $223.08          Quantity in Stock: 7

1996 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $240.00    Your Price: $211.20          Quantity in Stock: 1

1997 Fontosi Flaccianello Tuscan 3 Liter
Price: $1095.00  Your Price: $963.60          Quantity in Stock: 1

1997 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany MAGNUM
Price: $650.00    Sale Price: $550.00           Quantity in Stock: 1

1999 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $250.00    Your Price: $220.00          Quantity in Stock: 12

2000 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $145.00    Sale Price: $120.00           Quantity in Stock: 28

2001 Fontodi Flaccianello Tuscany
Price: $195.00    Your Price: $171.60          Quantity in Stock: 2

2004 Fontodi Flaccianello Tuscany 3 Liter
Price: $960.00    Your Price: $844.80

2004 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $215.00    Sale Price: $189.20           Quantity in Stock: 2

2005 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $186.00    Your Price: $163.68          Quantity in Stock: 3

2005 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany MAGNUM
Price: $453.25    Your Price: $398.86

2007 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany MAGNUM
Price: $414.00    Your Price: $364.32

2008 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $169.50    Your Price: $149.16          Quantity in Stock: 2

2010 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany Magnum
Price: $338.00    Your Price: $297.44

2010 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $163.75    Your Price: $144.10          Quantity in Stock: 1

2011 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $156.00    Your Price: $137.28

2012 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $160.00    Your Price: $140.80          Quantity in Stock: 1

2013 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $159.00    Your Price: $139.92          Quantity in Stock: 2

2014 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $130.00    Your Price: $114.40          Quantity in Stock: 1

2015 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany 3 Liter
Price: $684.00    Your Price: $601.92

2015 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany Magnum
Price: $350.00    Your Price: $308.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

2015 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $169.75    Your Price: $149.38          Quantity in Stock: 5

2016 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Tuscany 3 Liters
Price: $1170.00  Your Price: $1029.60

2016 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Tuscany MAGNUM
Price: $557.25    Your Price: $490.38

2016 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Tuscany
Price: $271.25    Your Price: $238.70

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Cavaliere is now recognized as one of the most interesting expressions of Sangiovese in Tuscany. The vineyards planted with rational criteria (6000 plant ha and a conscious choice of clones or of mass selections) are grown with care and respect for the naturaI balance.
After an initial harvesting, I leave one / two bunches per plant for a further maturation that will give then the selection of the Cavaliere.
Aging in concrete for 18 months. The natural qualities of this wine are great elegance, very pleasant to drink, with refined aromas, persistent, never aggressive.

1995 Michele Satta Cavaliere Bolgheri
Price: $89.00       Your Price: $78.32            Quantity in Stock: 7

1998 Michele Satta Cavaliere Bolgheri
Price: $90.00       Your Price: $79.20            Quantity in Stock: 10

1999 Michele Satta Cavaliere Bolgheri
Price: $79.50       Your Price: $69.96            Quantity in Stock: 6

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The sunniest part of the Tignanello's hillside is home to the Solaia vineyard. The very best grapes from the very best vineyard. All the rest is passion, the utmost care and research. These are the secrets of Solaia together with the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapes from its namesake vineyard.

1993 Antinori Solaia IGT Tuscany
Price: $225.00    Your Price: $198.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

2008 Antinori Solaia Tuscany
Price: $450.00    Your Price: $396.00

2009 Antinori Solaia Tuscany
Price: $450.00    Your Price: $396.00          Quantity in Stock: 3

2011 Antinori Solaia Tuscany
Price: $450.00    Your Price: $396.00

2011 Antinori Solaia (3 liter)
Price: $1537.50  Your Price: $1353.00

2012 Antinori Solaia (3 liter)
Price: $1537.50  Your Price: $1353.00

2013 Antinori Solaia Tuscany
Price: $390.00    Your Price: $343.20          Quantity in Stock: 1

2016 Antinori Solaia Toscana
Price: $412.50    Your Price: $363.00          Quantity in Stock: 2

2016 Antinori Solaia (3 liter)
Price: $2400.00  Your Price: $2112.00

2016 Antinori Solaia Toscana Magnum
Price: $1042.50  Your Price: $917.40


Saffredi is Fattoria Le Pupille’s flagship wine and with 2017 vintage, we celebrate not its 30° anniversary only, but as well winery’s consolidated experience and history as a top player within qualitative Italian wine making. This wine is the outcome of Elisabetta’s intuition and aspiration to make a great wine in Maremma, a wish realized with Giacomo Tachis’s precious help. Saffredi is a special dedication to Fredi, the one who inspired Elisabetta’s passion for wine.

2016 Fattoria le Pupille IGT Saffredi
Price: $104.00    Your Price: $91.52

2003 Le Pupille Saffredi Toscana Maremma
Price: $150.00    Sale Price: $120.00           Quantity in Stock: 4

2004 Le Pupille Saffredi Toscana Maremma
Price: $140.00    Sale Price: $110.00           Quantity in Stock: 4

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This wine is from a nearby estate, Tenuta Campo di Sasso, comprised of 3 plots of 46 hectares, situated south west of Biserno and close to the town of Bibbona. The soils are very different from the ones of Biserno, made up of mostly sand and a little clay. The first vintage was in 2003 - a famously hot summer, which helped both to produce a great Syrah and to put the wine on the map. The wine is made from 32% Syrah and the remainder is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

2003 Lodovico Antinori Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale Toscana IGT
Price: $65.00       Your Price: $57.20            Quantity in Stock: 22

 

2004 Lodovico Antinori Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale Toscana IGT
Price: $59.00       Your Price: $51.92            Quantity in Stock: 2

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The desire to nurture the Estate’s exceptional qualities has shaped Ornellaia’s philosophy since the beginning. Ornellaia is a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot and the faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature.

2017 Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Ornellaia Bolgheri
Price: $252.00    Your Price: $221.76

2017 Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Masseto
Price: $815.00    Your Price: $717.20          Quantity in Stock: 6

2017 Tenuta Ornellaia Le Volte Bolgheri
Price: $29.25       Your Price: $25.74

2017 Tenuta Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove Bolgheri
Price: $76.50       Your Price: $67.32            Quantity in Stock: 2

2016 Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Masseto Tuscany
Price: $995.00    Your Price: $875.60          Quantity in Stock: 2

2016 Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Masseto Tuscany 3 Liter
Price: $4950.00  Your Price: $4356.00        Quantity in Stock: 1

2006 Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Masseto Tuscany
Price: $1150.00  Your Price: $1012.00        Quantity in Stock: 1

1995 Ornellaia Masseto
Price: $1250.00  Sale Price: $850.00           Quantity in Stock: 1

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The Sette Ponti Estate has been one of the family’s properties since the 1950’s, when Antonio’s father, Alberto bought the initial 50 hectares directly from the princesses Margherita and Maria Cristina Savoia- Aosta. It is located in the Chianti, between Arezzo and Florence, and takes its name from the number of bridges that cross the river Arno between the two cities. The first of these bridges, the Buriano Bridge (13th century) can been seen in the background of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Petit Verdot 10%

 

Vinification
A controlled-temperature fermentation for 25 days, followed by maceration
Aging in french oak barrique for 18 months
Bottle aging prior to release 12 months

2004 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno
Price: $90.00       Your Price: $79.20            Quantity in Stock: 2

2006 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Tuscany
Price: $99.00       Sale Price: $79.00             Quantity in Stock: 7

2009 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT
Price: $85.00       Your Price: $74.80            Quantity in Stock: 3

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Baffonero takes its name from a vineyard, 100% Merlot, that was one of the first to be planted at Rocca di Frassinello. The company was born of a joint venture between Castellare di Castellina and Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite, the most famous chateau in the world. The Baffonero vineyard lies below the winery designed by Renzo Piano, on terrain with perfect exposure.

2008 Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero Maremma Tuscany
Price: $225.00    Your Price: $198.00          Quantity in Stock: 6

2015 Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero Maremma Tuscany
Price: $225.00    Your Price: $198.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

2013 Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero Maremma Tuscany
Price: $225.00    Your Price: $198.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

2011 Rocca Di Frassinello Baffonero Maremma Tuscany
Price: $280.00    Your Price: $246.40          Quantity in Stock: 3

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