New Super Tuscan Release, plus New Arrivals Ready to Ship
The patriarch Sassicaia 2011 (94JS) has arrived; what may be the wine of the vintage, Ornellaia 2011 has arrived; the cult Redigaffi (96WA) has arrived; the finest Galatrona 2011 (99JS) to date has arrived; Giusto di Notri (95JS), and Le Serre Nouve 2011 (94AG) - the highest rated second wine to come out of Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia has arrived. So, what’s missing from the who’s who list of signature Super Tuscans?
The first three wines that should come to mind are Tignanello, Solaia, and Masseto; and while we have to wait on the Solaia and Masseto, the good news is today marks Zachys debut offering of the Tignanello 2011 and we are presenting Italy’s most symbolic wine with some special pricing, along with a host of Super Tuscan staples from the 2011 vintage that have arrived and are ready to take on the summer grill.
While there are 12 Super Tuscans, value finds to staples for the cellar here, the featured wine is the Tignanello. For Zachys, what we love about this wine, and what separates it from the elite pack listed below, is that this is the most Tuscan of the Super Tuscans. While many Super Tuscans are based on Cabernet or international varietals, Tignanello is based on the noble Sangiovese with supporting roles from Cabernet and Cabernet Franc, so you get that classic Tuscan earth, red fruit, licorice, spice, and leather with a marked backbone of acidity. This is a wine that was born a Chianti Classico Riserva, redefined itself, and a category along the way, as a Vino da Tavolo (table wine), and is becoming what is arguably Italy’s most recognized wine. While Sassicaia is credited with sparking the movement, it was Piero Antinori and Tignanello that thrust it forward!
Featured Wines: Super Tuscan Staples and More from 2011
*Indicates pre-arrival, Fall
Be sure to grab the Tignanello at our special, pre-arrival price. In addition, I have included some truly special pricing on Super Tuscan staples that are in-stock and ready to ship. This special offer is valid until June 26th, 11:59pm.
All My Best,
Sale expires 7/31/14, 11:59pm. Prices good while supplies last. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, futures or gift orders. This offer cannot be combined with any additional promotion. Not responsible for typographical errors. Prices subject to change without notice.