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Principe Corsini Marsiliana Costa Toscana Rosso 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Taking a sip of this wine is as intimate an experience as listening to one’s own heartbeat. It is a deep, dense midnight blue with an intense aroma whose complexity comes from the three grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. It is calm, smooth, and almost hypnotic. Its opulent bouquet fills the senses with mallow, thyme, fresh balsam, incense, and musk, dreamlike notes that intertwine with black cherry, juniper, cassis, and juicy plum. In the mouth it is rich but not tiring, soft and round but interspersed with saline notes, like a bite of dark chocolate with Maldon salt flakes. It is dense and velvety, and the dark fruit flavors make for a full, profound, yet impressively elegant palate with prevalent balsamic flavors and vigorous tannins. Finishes with hints of eucalyptus and cacao. Has a Mediterranean character and Tuscan spirit. Food pairings: classic, braised wild boar or roasted pigeon with Port wine reduction.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscana Igt

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Color: Red
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Principe Corsini:
Believing in the future, working hard and even risking when the market requires resourcefulness: an ‘all-Florentine’ lesson that the Corsini family learned successfully when they arrived in Florence from Poggibonsi at the end of the 1100s. Initially, they were merchants and then bankers, often finding their way into political and religious careers. Andrea Corsini (born in Florence in 1302 and ... Read more
Believing in the future, working hard and even risking when the market requires resourcefulness: an ‘all-Florentine’ lesson that the Corsini family learned successfully when they arrived in Florence from Poggibonsi at the end of the 1100s. Initially, they were merchants and then bankers, often finding their way into political and religious careers. Andrea Corsini (born in Florence in 1302 and died in Fiesole on Epiphany in 1374; Bishop of Fiesole in 1373, he was canonized three centuries after his death (Sant’Andrea, 1624) while Pietro Corsini followed Pope Urban V into exile in Avignon as a Cardinal, and supported the Pope’s return to Rome. At the dawn of the 15th century, the banking crisis, which had been caused by the insolvency of Edward III, forced Matteo Corsini to rebuild his position in England thus returning to Tuscany where he invested in land. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Principe Corsini Marsiliana Costa Toscana Rosso

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,067
4.50 5
08/17/2018

Highly aromatic red fruit aromas of strawberry, cherry and red currant with earthy notes of clay and more wild berries coming through. Nicely balanced on the palate with fruit, acidity and tannin each playing their part, earthy chocolate and toast notes set against cranberry and strawberry flavors, fine acidity and a finish of cut flowers and cedar, capped off with a touch of licorice and more cherry. 93 pts



Taking a sip of this wine is as intimate an experience as listening to one’s own heartbeat. It is a deep, dense midnight blue with an intense aroma whose complexity comes from the three grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. It is calm, smooth, and almost hypnotic. Its opulent bouquet fills the senses with mallow, thyme, fresh balsam, incense, and musk, dreamlike notes that intertwine with black cherry, juniper, cassis, and juicy plum. In the mouth it is rich but not tiring, soft and round but interspersed with saline notes, like a bite of dark chocolate with Maldon salt flakes. It is dense and velvety, and the dark fruit flavors make for a full, profound, yet impressively elegant palate with prevalent balsamic flavors and vigorous tannins. Finishes with hints of eucalyptus and cacao. Has a Mediterranean character and Tuscan spirit. Food pairings: classic, braised wild boar or roasted pigeon with Port wine reduction.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14%

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