Tenuta San Giusto A Rentannano Tuscan Wine Tasting

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 07:30 PM

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“Wine was born, not invented … like an old friend, it continues to surprise us in new and unexpected ways.”

- Dr. Salvatore P. Lucia, quoted in Bottled Wisdom, compiled and edited by Mark Pollman, 1998.

Italy is the birthplace of wine for me but I’m Italian so maybe my heritage had been a bit of an influence on this opinion.

Today, you can still find some of the top wines from Italy from some of the best producers at a reasonable price tag and reasonable for a top-level wine to me is $150 or less.  I am not saying that $150 is cheap for a good bottle of wine but it is cheap when you look at collectible wines today and that means wines that you can cellar for 20+ years or more.  Some of the top “cult” wines of Italy like the Percarlo and the La Ricolma from Tenuta San Guisto a Rentennano are very limited and among the best wines of their type and style but the most appealing thing about them… other than they are Italian are that they cost ½ the price of the same quality wines that you can find in Napa Valley, Bordeaux or Burgundy.

It seems like an even better value when you look at the fact that this producer has been around for over 1000 years!!  This property has a very long history and the family that owns it today is serious about making it the best estate in all of Tuscany making every single wine in their line-up with the same attention to detail.  Check out their Chianti Classico for a taste of what the estate is all about and then you can get into the Le Baroncole Riserva which is like a Chianti on Steroids!  If you are interested in the La Ricolma or the Percarlo these are very limited and in some vintages like 2018 we only get 12-24 bottles of each!  The real sleeper is the Chianti Classic the 2016 vintage was # 3 in the Wine Spectator’s top 100 list two years ago, but don’t wait for the scores to come out this year as the 2019 Chianti Classico it is as good as anything made in Tuscany under $40 a bottle.

To celebrate the new releases of this historic estate this year and because we have some older vintages of these wines, I thought a tasting would be in order to continue the scientific work we are doing here at the Wine Watch with SUPER Tuscan wines.  I have included all the wines from this producer that we have in the store on this offering in case you can’t make it and want to experience these amazing wines before they are GONE.

Chef Toni has a special menu prepared for this tasting which includes every wine that Tenuta San Guisto a Rentanano makes including multiple vintages of each wine and dinner is only $250 + tax.  For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

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Tenuta San Guisto A Rentanano Tuscan Wine Tasting
Friday, February 4th
7:30pm

2019 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico
2018 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico
2017 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico
2018 San Giusto a Rentennano Le Baroncole Chianti Classico Riserva
2017 San Giusto a Rentennano Le Baroncole Chianti Classico Riserva
2016 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Merlot Toscana La Ricolma
2014 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Merlot Toscana La Ricolma
2012 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Merlot Toscana La Ricolma
2017 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo IGT Tuscany
2016 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo IGT Tuscany
2014 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo IGT Tuscany
2013 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo IGT Tuscany
1997 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo IGT Toscana

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Grilled Pumpkin and Beet Salad with Maple Pecan Vinaigrette with Crumbled Goat Cheese
Duck and Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli with Sundried Tomato Brown Butter and Fresh Basil
Sangiovese Braised Tuscan Lamb Ragout served over Creamy Polenta
Tiramisu 

Chef Toni has a special menu prepared for this tasting which includes every wine that Tenuta San Guisto a Rentanano makes including multiple vintages of each wine and dinner is only $250 + 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 any food issues and Chef Toni will be happy to accommodate you.