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2006 Villa Pillo Italian (Tuscany) Red "Borgotorte"

Villa Pillo 2006 Borgotorte

Winery: Villa Pillo

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Borgotorte"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 60% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 10% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Tuscany

State or country: Italy

Price: $12

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 31, 2009

Wine Review: This wine opens with a mild black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, balanced, with dusty ripe black cherry flavors and a touch of light oak. The finish is dry and has soft tannins that are nicely prolonged. This would be a very good wine to pair with beef stroganoff. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine is made in the "Super - Tuscan" style by adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes to the classical grape of Tuscany, Sangiovese. Each year we add selected wines to the blend to bring subtle complexity and richness without losing the flavor of the traditional wines of Tuscany. Grapes picked at optimum ripeness ensure a wine which expresses itself in its ripe black fruit components and full body. A true reflection of flavours which are a marriage of our soils under the Tuscan sun. For smooth body and elegance, the wine is aged in small oak barrels. We enthusiastically recommend this wine with pasta, red meats and game of any kinds.

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