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Borgoforte

Borgoforte is a small village in the middle of our Estate that proved too strong to conquer:
A strong village. Like our new red wines, it symbolizes the resilient and charming character of the Tuscans.
This wine is made in the “Super – Tuscan” style by adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes to the classical grape of Tuscany, Sangiovese.
Each year we add selected wines to the blend to bring subtle complexity and richness without losing the flavor of the traditional wines of Tuscany. Grapes picked at optimum ripeness ensure a wine which expresses itself in its ripe blackfruit components and full body. A true reflection of flavours which are a marriage of our soils under the Tuscan sun. For smooth body and elegance, the wine is aged in small oak barrels.We enthusiastically recommend this wine with pasta, red meats and game of any kinds.

Blend: Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 10%.

Vineyards: Planted from 1991 to 1995.

Harvest: Merlot 10th and 12th September, Sangiovese 7th, 8th and 10th October, Cabernet Sauvignon 4th and 6th October.
Grapes are hand-picked and all varieties completed the fermentation separately.

Age in oak: 12 months in Taransaud french oak, one year used.

Total production: 70000 bottles.

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VILLA PILLO

Toscana Borgoforte 2006 (92 points, $12)

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. 10,000 cases made. From Italy.
–James Suckling

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