Tenuta di Ghizzano Toscana "Nambrot" IGT 2008 (Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 91] [JS 91]

Tenuta di Ghizzano Toscana "Nambrot" IGT 2008
(Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 91] [JS 91]

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About this wine:

First produced in 1996, Nambrot is named after the founder of the Venerosi family, who lived in 830AD. It was created to embody the best expression of the warmth, character and personality of the estate’s terroir. A deep ruby/garnet color, Nambrot has rich and concentrated notes of blackberries, cassis and red fruits with firm tannins and hints of vanilla and spice. Powerful, yet elegant the wine is an ideal partner for a variety of roasted and grilled wild game or beef dishes. Also brilliant served alongside strong cheeses. Recommended serving temperature is 18oC / 65oF.

Harvest & Vinification
Grapes are hand picked and placed into small-aerated crates with a capacity of approximately 20 kg. Following meticulous selection on the sorting table, grapes are destalked. They are not put through a pump, but transferred into small steel carts with a capacity of 0.2 tons. They are “tread” by foot in steel and concrete tanks, as well as wooden vats with a capacity of 3000 l. Only indigenous yeasts are used for both the alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentations. Fermentation is temperature controlled at 28oC and lasts between 7 and 12 days, the cap is plunged by hand and occasionally delestage is employed. Pumping over is avoided to minimize influencing the must with pumps. Nambrot is aged approximately18 months in 225-liter new, second-use and third-use French oak casks.

Technical Data:
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Blend: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
Acidity: 5.25 g/l
pH: 3.6

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2008 Nambrot shows lovely freshness and vibrancy in its sweet black cherries, flowers, licorice and menthol. Despite the wine's mid-weight personality, it possesses lovely mid-palate fleshiness and outstanding overall balance. Nambrot is Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that spent18 months in French oak barrels. The wine shut down quickly in the glass." - Antonio Galloni (August 2011)

91 Points - James Suckling:
"This is dense and compacted with blueberry and berry character. Full and silky with hints of cream and a long finish. A pretty blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Made from organic grapes. Drink now." - (November 26th, 2012)

89 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Deep ruby-purple. Delicate red berries, violet and herbs on the reticent nose. Juicy and bright, with clean red fruit flavors. Finishes smooth and long, with mounting tannins. Less complex than the 2009." - Ian D'Agata (September 2012)