Roberto Cipresso

Roberto Cipresso Pigreco 2012 Red Toscana Italy - 750 ml

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This is an IGT Toscana 100% Sangiovese.

Region: Toscana, Italy.

Winery: Roberto Cipresso. 

Type: Red.

Grape: 100% Sangiovesea grape that has many different mutations of the variety all over Italy, which results in very different tasting wines.

Color: Red ruby color with reddish-brown edges.

Aroma: Scents of raspberry. 

Pairing: Lamb, poultry, beef, game (deer, venison), spicy food, mature and hard cheese, pork.

Production: 12 Months, in French Oak Barriques (50% new, 50% second use).

Temperature: Drink at 50°F-55°F.

Alcohol: 14%.

The creation of super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy’s wine law during the 1970s. The legal system eventually yielded in 1992 with the creation of IGT, a new designation that gave winemakers the ability to be more creative (WineFolly). Indicazione Geografica Tipica' Created in 1992, IGTs were intended to provide a tier above the basic Vino da Tavola (VdT) for quality wines that didn't meet the regulations for DOC or DOCG. So-called Super Tuscan wines are a prime example (Decanter).