Roberto Cipresso Pigreco 2012 Red Toscana Italy - 750 ml
This is an IGT Toscana 100% Sangiovese.
Region: Toscana, Italy.
Winery: Roberto Cipresso.
Grape: 100% Sangiovese, a 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.
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).