Tenuta di Ghizzano Toscana "Nambrot" IGT 2009 (Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 94+] [ST 91+] [JS 91]

Tenuta di Ghizzano Toscana "Nambrot" IGT 2009
(Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 94+] [ST 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




94+ Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2009 Nambrot is striking. Today it comes across as impossibly young and dense. The bouquet still needs time to develop, but it is impossible to miss the depth and finesse of the fruit. Firm yet well balanced tannins support a gorgeous, inviting finish laced with blackberries, tar, smoke, licorice and violets. I can't wait to taste this in a few years. Nambrot is 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Petit Verdot aged in French oak barrels." - Antonio Galloni (June 2012)

91+ Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Good full ruby-red. Knockout nose of balsamic plum, sweet spices, coffee reduction and violet. Then very smooth, ripe and dense in the mouth, with black cherry and black plum flavors lingering nicely through the smooth but mountingly tannic finish. This is most impressive today on the intense, complex nose. - Ian D'Agata (September 2012)

91 Points - James Suckling:
"I like the aromas of olives, fruit and hints of fresh cheese. Full body, with firm tannins and bright acidity. Needs time to soften but delicious. Cabernet Sauvignon. Better in 2015" - (November 26th, 2012)