Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tenimenti D'Alessandro Sensational Syrah

Aaron Zwicker 
tasting and lunch at Tenimenti D'Alessandro back in 2018

Amazing Syrah from Cortona Tuscany!
In the Spring of 2018 my family and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Cortona Italy with some of our closest friends and their children. Our friends had purchased, at a Charity auction, a week at a Villa with a Chef, as amazing as that sounds it was actually better, we had a blast exploring the town of Cortona and taking day trips to Sienna and even the Perugina Chocolate Factory in Perugia, big hit with the kids. The adults however were more excited for the tour, tasting and lunch at Tenimenti D'Alessandro. The wines and food truly lived up to the billing and Michelin Star. Needless to say I was thrilled to get an email last week announcing that these wines are now available in St Louis. While Syrah is certainly not a grape often associated with Tuscany, the vineyards around Cortona grow it almost exclusively. These are truly world class wines. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
                                                                                              -Aaron Zwicker

2016 Tenimenti D'Alessandro Syrah "Rosso" IGT.....$18.99
(mix/match 10% off)

Aromas and flavors of dark berries with chocolate, as well as walnuts and spices. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Bigger style to this, but a delicious, juicy wine. Drink now.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

2013 Tenimenti D'Alessandro Syrah "Il Bosco" DOC...$39.99
(mix/match 10% off)

(36 bottles available)
Plenty of smoke and berry character with dark tea and sweet tobacco. Full body, silky and fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Seriously classy. Drink now
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2006 Tenimenti D'Alessandro Syrah "Migliara" DOC.....$69.99
$378 for a 6 bottle case
(48 bottles available)
Black in color, with amazing aromas of blackberry, aniseed, black pepper, and minerals. Full-bodied, with braised meat, superpolished tannins and an ultralong finish. This is the first release of a single-vineyard Syrah made by Piedmont's Luca Currado (Vietti) and Christine Vernay (Domaine Georges Vernay/Condrieu).
Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator

More pictures from Aaron's trip to Cortona

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