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Villa Pillo Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Borgoforte 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

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

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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Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical documents.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Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical documents.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

External Reviews for Villa Pillo Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Borgoforte

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Borgoforte is a well built and very well priced super Tuscan blend that would taste great with meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The wine is dense and round in the mouth with pretty but simple aromas of wild cherry and blueberry.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Sweet blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors lead to a full body, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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 1ndash;2 years.



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