The Romantic Wines of Tuscany

We’ve gathered three wines that embody the passion and flavor of the region, just in time for your Valentine’s Day dinner.

By John Farlow - February 2014

Three wines that embody the flavor of Tuscany

We’ve gathered three wines that embody the passion and flavor of the region, just in time for your Valentine’s Day dinner.

By John Farlow - February 2014

Wine courtesy of Wine Works -Photo by David Colwell

St. Valentine is the enigmatic Italian who has evolved into a symbol of love and affection, and what is a more romantic setting than Tuscany in Italy? With its tidy estates of grapes and olive groves, luxurious villas, mouthwatering cuisine, and world-class wines, this legendary jewel draws many with its allure. We’ve gathered three wines that embody the passion and flavor of the region, just in time for your Valentine’s Day dinner.

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona IGT Toscana Rosso 2011

$15, The Country Vintner

Hailing from the hill town of Montalcino and composed of 70 percent Sangiovese and a 30-percent mix of Merlot and Syrah, this red wine is simultaneously delicious and hugely versatile. It possesses a seamless integration of ripe red fruits, supple texture, and a bright finish.

Fèlsina I Sistri Chardonnay 2010

$28, Bacchus Importers

This offering from famed Chianti producer Fèlsina is a full-bodied and creamy Chardonnay with hints of tropical fruit and nectarine, framed by vanilla accents. Rich and luxurious cream sauces and succulent seafood are this wine’s natural companions.

Bibbiano “Vigna del Capannino” Chianti Classico 2008

$35, Bacchus Importers

From the bucolic estate of Tenuta di Bibbiano comes this special selection from Capannino, its most prized vineyard. Here, the Sangiovese Grosso grape yields ripe, deep-fruit notes supported in the cellar by just the right dollop of oak influence.


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