Super Tuscan Blend, La Caccia di San Giovanni
50% SANGIOVESE/40% CABERNET SAUVIGNON/10% PETIT VERDOT
The wine is dark ruby at its core, with a medium ruby rim. Boysenberry, earl grey tea, and cloves are apparent on the nose, and as the wine opens up, more fruit appears, with predominantly bing cherry notes, followed by coffee grounds and slight mocha.
The medium bodied, silky wine boasts dark fruits and black currants with notes of pure cocoa and cedar. The tannins are medium plus and are in balance with the weight of the wine. The wine also has great acidity, which makes it an excellent food wine. The finish is beautiful, with loads of cassis and cedar.
San Giovanni is part of a 4200 acre parcel that was originally farming and hunting land dating back to the early nineteenth century. The area was eventually divided into 31 parcels, including a 133 acre estate for San Giovanni. 20 acres of organically farmed vineyards are now the makings of La Caccia di San Giovanni (“La Caccia”).
La Caccia translates to “the hunt” in Italian, a nod to the historical past of the estate which dates back to the 10th century. The image on the front label depicts a hunting blind that still stands on the property. This blind is now surrounded by vineyards that produce this elegant Super Tuscan.