Fattoria Piazzano IGT Tuscan Red  2018
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This is a red wine imageFattoria Piazzano IGT Tuscan Red 2018

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James Suckling 92-93
"A fruity and firm red with blackcurrant and blueberry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Lovely core of fruit and a flavorful finish.

The Wine
A blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and other indigenous red varieties, sourced from clay-loam soils strewn with rock fragments. The slopes have southern, southwestern and some northern exposure. Grapes are harvested from the second week of September to the second week of October. Fermentation and ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #35220
Shelf at store:16c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 92-93
"A fruity and firm red with blackcurrant and blueberry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Lovely core of fruit and a flavorful finish.

The Wine
A blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and other indigenous red varieties, sourced from clay-loam soils strewn with rock fragments. The slopes have southern, southwestern and some northern exposure. Grapes are harvested from the second week of September to the second week of October. Fermentation and aging takes place in glazed concrete tanks to highlight the pure expression of the fruit.

The Estate
Fattoria di Piazzano
The Bettarini family have farmed Fattoria di Piazzano since its inception in 1948, when Otello Bettarini, a successful manufacturer from nearby Prato, fell in love with the areas rolling landscape and bucolic charm. But winemaking in these tufted hills south of Empoli goes back considerably farther than that; archeological excavations on the property have unearthed wine amphorae dating from the 4th century CE! In fact, the very name Piazzano is derived from the Latin Fundus Plautianus, or Plautus Farm, a proud acknowledgement of the lands heritage and historical esteem. And a closer look at the estates unique placement may reveal why: the property runs across a geological fault line, the resulting tectonic mashup of which exhumed an astonishing array of distinct soil types throughout the vineyards. Today, brother and sister Rolando and Ilaria Bettarini take shrewd advantage of this diversity in terroir, vinifiying each plot separately, blending only the best expressions and selling off the remainder. For decades this passionate, family-run operation has produced quality wines of typicity at a fraction of the price of its better-known neighbors within the bounds of Chianti Classico a few miles to the east

Fattoria di Piazzano

Fattoria di PiazzanoThe Bettarini family have farmed Fattoria di Piazzano since its inception in 1948, when Otello Bettarini, a successful manufacturer from nearby Prato, fell in love with the area's rolling landscape and bucolic charm. But winemaking in these tufted hills south of Empoli goes back considerably farther than that; archeological excavations on the property have unearthed wine amphorae dating from the 4th century CE! In fact, the very name Piazzano is derived from the Latin "Fundus Plautianus," or "Plautus' Farm," a proud acknowledgement of the land's heritage and historical esteem. And a closer look at the estate's unique placement may reveal why: the property runs across a geological fault line, the resulting tectonic mashup of which exhumed an astonishing array of distinct soil types throughout the vineyards. Today, brother and sister Rolando and Ilaria Bettarini take shrewd advantage of this diversity in terroir, vinifiying each plot separately, blending only the best expressions and selling off the remainder. For decades this passionate, family-run operation has produced quality wines of typicity at a fraction of the price of its better-known neighbors within the bounds of Chianti Classico a few miles to the east.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Reviews (8)

Michael

great value!

"excellent wine doesn't need to be expensive!"

Kris

"Tasty Tuscan treasure."

Richard

"Have any more?"

Mark J

"It was a very good and pleasant wine at a very reasonable price."

Gerald

"But what kind of a friend somebody cheap. I have a few. It is a price point wine worth the money"

Kimberly

probably good with pasta

"On the dry side for red wine."

David
Joel

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