MONTE BERNARDI TZINGANA 2018Monte Bernardi
In Tuscany, for a wine to bear the label 'Chianti' it must be made with at least 70% Sangiovese grapes (80% for Chianti Classico) grapes. 'Super Tuscan' is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.
We sell several Super Tuscans at Gorey Wine Cellar, one of which is 'Bordeaux blend' called
Tzingana from an organic estate in Panzano, Tuscany called Monte Bernardi. It is made from
Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Cabernet Franc (20%), all very old vines with low yields, aged for 24 months in barrels then 12 months in bottle before being released.
The 2018 vintage is a lovely wine to enjoy now or anytime in the next 10 - 15 years.