2013 I Giusti e Zanza Dulcamara
Dulcamara was the very first label from the certified Organic i Giusti e Zanza winery. It is a classic ‘Super Tuscan’ composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon. In some favourable vintages it is aided by a share of Cabernet Franc, for a total of 70% of Cabernet. The blend is completed by Merlot and a small amount of Petit Verdot.
Colour: Dense, deep purple.
Nose: Scents of berries, blackberries, black currant and blueberries, together with notes of liquorice and crème de cassis.
Palate: Broad and powerful, marking the presence of ripe fruit balanced by a sound acid structure. The tannin has a smooth and velvety texture despite its strong presence.
Finish: Long and juicy, engaging.
Food match: This wine matches well slow-cooked game meat, or braised meat perhaps cooked with the same wine. It is also excellent when matched with fat soft cheeses and truffles.
Winemaking note: The wine’s ageing takes places in 300 and 500 litres medium-toasted French oak tonneaux for 14 to 18 months. Once the blend has settled, the wine rests in a concrete tank and is lightly filtered before bottling.
Ageing: cellar for up to 15-20 years.