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Franco Todini Relais Sangiovese-Petit Verdot 2009


I picked up Franco Todini Relais Sangiovese-Petit Verdot 2009 since I thought the grape combination was interesting and could make for a tasty glass. The Todini Estate is part of a family owned holding company that promotes the use of modern techniques, strategic business partnerships and entrepreneurial style. The estate is located in the Umbrian hills and consists of over 300 hectares with 70 of those currently devoted to vines. With a focus on proper land management, great care is given to have a minimal impact on the environment.  Balancing farming activities and environmental protection, the estate’s motto is “We are not interested in short term results, we prefer to reach our goals slowly but surely fully respecting the rules of sustainability”.

Dark red-violet in colour, after decanting for about 30 minutes aromas of warm baking spices, ripe blueberry and cherry rose from the glass. Dense, jammy pie flavours of blackberry, blueberry and cherry were supported by traces of molasses and earthy elements in the full body. Spicy black pepper, rich raisin and traces of toasty oak resounded in the elongated finish. Hearty and robust, this is a fantastic glass for a rich meal or velvety sipping by itself.

60% Sangiovese, 40% Petite Verdot
Estate Bottled by Cantina Franco Todini
13.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2013

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