Wine Geek Recommended
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Pugnitello is an obscure, ancient Italian varietal that behaves much like a montepulciano. It has strikingly brilliant fruit flavors supported by a lingering softness -- made bolder by masculine touches of leather and spice. Only 1300 cases made of this stunning, unusual wine. Ready to drink now!
San Felice’s philosophy is embodied in its overall commitment to pursuing total excellence, a goal achieved by means of research and experimentation, as well as through the determination to maintain a vital relationship with the local terroir and with local wine typicity.
They have consistently followed, from the 1970s right up to the present day, a policy of continuous improvement, constantly updating vineyard management practices and modernising winemaking technology.
Their efforts are always directed towards growth and development, but at the same time they are informed by a sense of responsibility for land and by a desire to preserve the traditions that have been passed down, a heritage that should not only be preserved but to which they contribute as well.
Tuscany is the quintessential Italian wine region, a place where the Renaissance was born and the Church has reigned. Wine has found a place as one of the most humble of comforts with the people of Tuscany, on the table at every meal or served with a piece of bread as the meal itself. Though all made from the most famous of Tuscan grapes, Sangiovese, Tuscany is the birthplace of some of the most recognizable Italian wines: Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Italy's also a land of district microclimates, so while traditional red's feature the sangiovese grape, they can showcase different lands of structure and flavor characteristics.