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Poggiotondo Reds Are Food Friendly Top Values

9 Food Friendly Red Values From Tuscany

Wine Spectator Tasting Highlights
May 22, 2015

This group of reds highlights the Sangiovese grape, whose bright fruit, earth and spice notes, and appealing freshness make it a fine partner for food. Salume, pasta with rag├╣, sausage, and even fish or seafood with tomato-based sauces are excellent pairings. The Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni delivers more heft, with ample oak flavors and tannins, so think grilled meat.

90 pts    Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore 2011
This offers complexity and personality, exhibiting cherry, leather, spice, tobacco and wild herb flavors. Balanced and firm, with a long aftertaste of tobacco and herb. Drink now through 2020.

87 pts    Poggiotondo Toscana 2012
This red starts out with strawberry and raspberry flavors, accented by light spice and tobacco notes. Firms up on the finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2016 through 2020.

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