Carmignano Wine

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Carmignano is a red wine from the town of Carmignano, about 15 miles from Florence. Unlike Chianti producers, who have only recently begun to experiment with Cabernet, Carmignano's winemakers have been using it since Cosimo III de'Medici introduced it in the early 1700s. Their wine contains about 20 % "uva franciosa," which adds pleasing underbrush and saddle leather to the berry fruit and floral notes in the bouquet, and also contributes a certain amount of power to the wine. The end result in many ways resembles the Sangiovese-based Supertuscans made over in the Chianti Classico Region, and like them, Carmignano will work nicely with roasted white meats, for example a turkey, or roasted or grilled red meats or game. It also ages nicely, and with time will go well with moderately aged cheese too. – Description from Kphillips

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  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Fiano

    Fiano hails from Campania, where much of Italy’s viticultural heritage remains preserved. The Romans used this grape ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

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  • Toscana Ghiaie Della Furba 2000

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  • Toscana Ghiaie Della Furba 2000

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  • Toscana Ghiaie Della Furba 2000

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    Fabulous!!! Opened on 5-31-07: Beautiful nose. Smooth, rich deep color, medium-heavy, with smooth tanins; superb. Bought every bottle I could find! Read More

    Wine review by bears2nddad


  • Capezzana Barc Real 2004

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  • Capezzana Carmignano 2000

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    The 2000 vintage Capezzana Trefiano is drinking beautifully right now. A great balance of ripe red cherry and the nuance of earthy, herbal notes, as well as licorice, truffle, and tobacco. If you have his at home or see it in a restaurant think veal, or lean steak, or any dish that makes use of mushroom and cream. I will be taking this one h... Read More

    Wine review by Romorantin


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