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Bellavista Toscana Terre del Silenzio

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Winery Bellavista Toscana
Grape Sangiovese
Year 2011
Country Italy
Appellation Toscana IGT

$16.00 per bottle

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Sangiovese, the signature grape of Tuscany, makes earthy, cherry-inflected reds. This bottling adds a touch of Merlot for softness.
What You Need To Know
Good Sangiovese can be a tough wine to love when it’s young: High in tannins and acidity, it takes years for its flavors to soften. That’s why winemakers in Tuscany, Sangiovese’s home turf, often hold on to their wines for years before releasing them. An alternative, modern tactic is to blend in small amounts of lusher varieties, such as Merlot, which is the approach that Bellavista Toscana takes with its Terre del Silenzio cuvée. Owned for generations by the Fulceri family, the Bellavista Toscana estate is located in Lajatico, a cluster of Etruscan-era villages perched in the tawny Tuscan hills 25 miles from the Tyrrhenian coast. Aging the wine in stainless steel tanks (not oak barrels) keeps its soft fruit flavors center stage.
Smell It
Smell It
Exuberant, ripe red berry scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Smooth and earthy, with plump red currant and clove flavors.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Rare steaks, rich braises, ragùs and pastas; chicken or mushroom dishes.