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“Not even the beasts who abound/ In the wilds between Cecina and Corneto, and hate tilled land, would call this their kind of ground.” This is what 13th century poet Dante Alighieri wrote about the old days of the Maremma of Tuscany. What was once swampland infested with both vermin and banditry is now considered the coast d’oro of Italy. Say what you will about Benito Mussolini, it was under his fascist government in the 1920s that Tuscany was rebuilt and became a prime vacation spot. Now opulent vineyards cover the landscape surrounding this romantic seaside destination. From Purgatorio evolved Paradiso

Maremma wines are the “Super Tuscans” that emerged from this renewal. The movement began in the early 1940s, when Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta moved to Bolgheri. In the interest of making wines for private consumption, he imported Cabernet Sauvignon vines from Bordeaux’s Chateau Lafitte and established a little vineyard called Tenuta San Guido Read more »

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  • Ciliegiolo

  • Merlot

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

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Rocca di Frassinello le Sughere di Frassinello 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by neil5561

  • Rocca di Frassinello Poggio Alla Guardia Iwc 92 2009


    nice nose of blackberries and violets...nice smooth tannins with a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Belguardo Rose 2010


    This wine is a lovely rose made from half Sangiovese and half Syrah that displays a lovely pinkish orange hue in the glass. The nose is a variety of fresh strawberry, citrus and fresh grass. The taste is remarkably dry, with barely a hint of sweet fruit, such that you might think you were drinking the red version had it not been for the color ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Querciabella Maremma Toscana Mongrana 2009


    AUD$25 from Prince Wine Store. A 50/25/25 blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A small proportion of the wine is aged in barriques for ten months and this gives some element of tannin structure to this young fruity wine. Intense ruby colour, youthful aromas of sweet concentrated blackcurrants, hints of cloves and finely ground bla... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Fertuna Messiio Maremma Toscana 2007


    Full body , round , still a bit of tannic . To keep longer ... Need time a wonderful wine in this price range Read More

    Wine review by vinoveritate

  • Fertuna Lodai 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by vinoveritate

  • Rocca di Frassinello Sangiovese Blend Maremma Toscana IGT Ornello 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by Rene Nellemose

  • Le Cupole Rosso Toscana DOCG 2007


    The nose showed black cherries, cinnamon, mint and dark chocolate with a distinct earthy component. On the palate, it was full and velvety with ample weight balanced by zesty acidity. Flavors of rich black cherry, prunes, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf filled out the palate. The finish was long and fresh. This wine truly wowed me as its luxurio... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Rocca di Frassinello Maremma Toscana 2009


    Not very flavorful. Had it at a Tuscany tasting and it was bland. It might be that I do not like the Tuscany style. It taste like it has been watered down. Dry. Read More

    Wine review by shsim

  • Birillo Maremma Toscana IGT 2008


    The Birillo is a wonderful Bordeaux-blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot and they work together blissfully. A rustic red color with spicy and earthy aromas combing sweet ripe cherries and smoky wood. Deliciously sweet and sour with a nice balance and moderate to full-bodied. Notes of smoky wood, cherries and spices. Incredibly smoo... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

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