When you taste a wine without knowing what you have in your glass, it’s natural and quite exciting to not have reference points and comparison to make: it’s only you and the wine. And so this was our spirit yesterday at The Melting Clock when we tasted (without knowing) each of the red wines from I Giusti & Zanza in our portfolio.
But when Fiorentino unfolded them one by one from their tinfoil the surprise to see them all together was even more exciting. We guessed right when we said that the Nemorino 2016 was a very Tuscan wine in style (with an excellent balance I would add) but some of us confused it with a pure Sangiovese, although the percentage of it in the blend is not so predominant. We were really confused with the Belcore 2013 blend, though we appreciated the complex nose and the nice acidity of this wine while the sediments made us think about an older vintage. Perbruno 2015 distracted us with its sweet oak notes that brought someone to Australia instead of Bolgheri and nobody would believe it was a 100% Syrah from Tuscany. Finally Dulcamara 2009 tasted exactly as a good Bordeaux wine should taste, with fruitiness, alcohol and spiciness in perfect balance but also with an amazing freshness for an almost 10 years old wine. This was the wine who impressed us the most.
So, in the end, we can say that I Giusti & Zanza wines are capable to express the real essence of Tuscany with that international appeal that made Bolgheri wines so appealing. And we hope that they can surprise you as they did with us last night.
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