Villa Pillo Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Borgoforte 2006

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#9 of Zachys Wine Spectator Top 100 Predictions of 2008"Very aromatic, with blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Full-bodied, with firm, silky tannins and a long, beautiful finish. Gorgeous. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2010...92" WS 07/08.

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Villa Pillo:
Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical documents. It is located in the heart of the Chianti area, equidistant from the Cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena. From Etruscan times an area through which Trade and Pilgrim routes were established and which formed the " Via Francigena". The nearby towns of San Gimignano , Volterra and Certaldo b... Read more
Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical documents. It is located in the heart of the Chianti area, equidistant from the Cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena. From Etruscan times an area through which Trade and Pilgrim routes were established and which formed the " Via Francigena". The nearby towns of San Gimignano , Volterra and Certaldo being of importance in the production of Silk, Saffron, Alabaster, Terracotta and Glass. The estate of 500 Hectares was purchased in 1989 by John and Kathe Dyson, whose love of Tuscany led them to embark on a restoration of the Estate which included the Palladian Villa and Park built by the original owner, the Marchese Incontri in the 1700’s. New Vineyards and Olive Orchards were planted and the Winery re-furbished and modernized.Currently 40 Hectares of Vineyards have been planted, positioned on the best sites of the estate to benefit from soil types and aspect. Newly available grape variety clones and rootstocks have been selected to maximize potential quality. Vineyard vine densities / Hectare combined with specific trellising are designed for low yields of high quality grapes. Because of a strong focus on quality in both the vineyard and winery, Villa Pillo is fast becoming a point of reference in the Tuscan wine world. Read less

Member Reviews for Villa Pillo Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Borgoforte

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Snooth User: iceobar
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4.00 5
07/08/2009

Fortunate enough to visit this vineyard - then find the wine in costco - for the price point this is an excellent full bodied super tuscan.


Snooth User: pappabell
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4.00 5
04/05/2009

Was impressed,Great bottle of wine.Will be even better after 2010 or 2011.Closed liquor smell nose.But the tannins and finish are so balanced for a italian wine.Wonderful job of blending.Fantastic flavors going on.Highly recomended!!!!!!Will probably most likely have a 5 rating next year.Same quality wine as his william selyem`s are.BUY more than one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Snooth User: Volpieluva
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5.00 5
01/22/2009

Lovely wine from an area near San Gimignano more famous for its whites. Also try the Vivaldaia (Cabernet Franc) and the Shiraz!!


Snooth User: BCoyle
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4.00 5
08/11/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Villa Pillo Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Borgoforte

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Aromatic, with blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Full-bodied, with firm, silky tannins and a long, beautiful finish. Gorgeous. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The reasonably priced 2001 Borgoforte IGT (equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits a dark ruby color along with a sweet perfume of red and black fruits intertwined with notions of tobacco leaves, new saddle leather, and earth. Drink this medium-bodied, well-made Italian red over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The wine opens with aromas of lush cherry fruit, cola, coffee and leather. It boasts very good intensity, chewy tannins and ripe succulence on the finish. A Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A good red, with cherry and dried herb character. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a slightly austere finish. Needs food to mellow it out. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Aromas of tea, berry and leather. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and fruity, leathery aftertaste.



#9 of Zachys Wine Spectator Top 100 Predictions of 2008"Very aromatic, with blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Full-bodied, with firm, silky tannins and a long, beautiful finish. Gorgeous. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2010...92" WS 07/08.

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