Bertinga Toscana 2016 750ml
SKU: 4004

Bertinga Toscana 2016

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"A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the 2016 Bertinga is a thickly extracted red with nice richness, dark fruit and tart cherry. Like some of the other new releases in this portfolio, there is a tart or sour element to the fruit that is very specific to the wines of Bertinga. That element gives an almost cool-climate or high-altitude character to this Tuscan blend. The extra acidity would pair with a local recipe of ricotta-filled and spinach-laced malfatti: a buttery vegetable gnocchi covered with grated Parmesan, to take advantage of this wine's crisp, mid to full-bodied weight." Monica Larner Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 points Drink 2022-26
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The 2016 Bertinga, Il Palazzino's Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend is packed with dark fruit, grilled herb, leather, licorice and cedar flavors. Swaths of tannin and lively acids give the wine a real feeling of energy. There is plenty of depth to the Bertinga, a Bordeaux red that speaks with a strong Tuscan accent. I find the Sangioveses more distinctive, but there is plenty to like here as well. The 2016 will shine brightest at the dinner table. I would give the 2016 a good bit of air, as time in the decanter brings out an element of finesse that is not present at the outset. It's an absolutely gorgeous wine.

August 2020

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