WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Sangiovese
  • APPELLATION
    Tuscany IGT, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    Aged 12-14 months in new, medium-toast French oak barrels, then transferred to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottlin

94pts Wine Advocate: The 2006 Sezzana is a twin of the Sassontino, but not an identical one. Although the grape used is the same (100% Sangiovese from 45-year-old vines), this vineyard site sees heavier soils with gravel and bigger stones. The two vineyard sites, Sezzana and Sassontino, are located six kilometers apart. This wine shows more muscle power and perhaps more longevity. It is structured and determined with firm character and a lot of fruit substance and fiber at its core.

Giorgio Rivetti’s magic touch with Moscato, Barbera and then Nebbiolo took the world by storm. This is his more recently-acquired Tuscan estate, Casanova della Spinetta, located in the hills south of Pisa in the heart of Tuscany where the vineyards enjoy the strong summer sun and the soft breezes wafting off the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Giorgio’s entry-level value wines are some of his best and his Nero di Casanova, the young-vines blend of Sangiovese with a bit of Colorino is a great way to experience the success of La Spinetta’s move into Tuscany.

100% Sangiovese from 40 year old vines grown in calcareous soil with ocean sediments. Wine rests in the bottle until the 10 year anniversary of the harvest!

TASTING NOTES 

A gorgeous, sleek wine laced with dark red cherries, kirsch, menthol, pine, spices, and fresh acidity.  Sweet floral notes wrap around the silky finish.