Deep crimson in color with purple reflections. The bouquet is intense and persistent with nuances of violet, red berries, cherries, toasted vanilla, leather notes, and hints of chocolate. Velvety texture and long, lingering finish.
Blend: 75% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Launched in 2009, this wine was over thirty years in the making. Its creators, Neil and Maria Empson, set up Neil Empson Selections in 1972 and subsequently founded several proprietary brands from various Italian regions. Tuscan wines have always been a favorite and for that reason, the Empson’s chose winemaker and close friend, Franco Bernabei, the Maestro of Tuscan reds to produce their wine.
The combined passion and experience of Neil Empson and Franco Bernabei epitomizes the harmony of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.