Podere Giodo Toscana Rosso IGT 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [WA 92]

Podere Giodo Toscana Rosso IGT 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [WA 92]

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About the winery:
Giodo is made by esteemed consulting eonologist Carlo Ferrini (of Casanova di Neri and Castello di Brolio fame) from a tiny vineyard (about 1.5 hectares) that produces just 3,000 bottles (or 250 cases). Ferrini's fame is well-deserved: he was awarded "The Winemaker of the year" twice by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and has authored many 100-point Brunelli, too. Wine Spectator recently called him "one of Tuscany's great winemakers." He began producing Giodo in 2009.

Here is some winery background from Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni:
"Carlo Ferrini, the renowned Italian winemaking consultant that worked with well-known Brunello estates in the past (Casanova di Neri, Castello Romitorio, Poggio Antico, Talenti) started his own project in Montalcino in 2002 when he found 2.5 hectares of land suitable to making great Sangiovese wines. Ferrini's first vintage was 2009, from which he made 3,000 bottles. Today the estate owns 5.5 hectares (2.5 hectares of Brunello and 3.5 of IGT Toscana Rosso, also planted to Sangiovese). The vines are located between 300 and 400 meters above sea level, essentially near the Lisini estate and in the Sesta area. He planted his vineyard with what he believes are the best Sangiovese clones he has worked with over the years (starting back with the Chianti Classico 2000 project)." 


About the Wine

This younger interpretation of Sangiovese matures twelve months in 500- and 1,200-litre oak casks. Here, too, the expression of Sangiovese is always remarkably refined. The oak has less impact than on the Brunello, allowing full sway to appealing aromas and crisp red berry fruit.

Its label, different from Brunello's small Sangiovese figure, shows a man living within the circle of the world of wine, since this wine's denomination is open to any kind of combination and blend.

Fermentation: 7 days of alcoholic fermentation in steel and cement tanks and 10 days of skin contact
Aging: 12 months in wooden barrels (500 and 2,500 l)


Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
"A solid and powerful red with plums, orange peel and hints of dust. Lots of flowers. Full body. Chewy tannins. Round and intense. Rich and intense, as expected in the year, but remains fresh. Try after 2022." (23 Aug, 2019)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From Carlo Ferrini's beautiful Giodo estate, nestled into one of the most idyllic little vineyard nooks found anywhere in Montalcino, the 2017 Giodo is a fresh and accessible expressions of Sangiovese. What comes through most here is the naked beauty of the fruit that shines with raspberry and summer cherry. This wine would make an ideal partner to veal cutlets seasoned with bay leaf or thyme. It opens to blue flower aromas with crushed stone, white pepper and pretty Mediterranean nuances. This wine never reveals any hint of the 2017 heat, and this is surely due to the ideal and romantically hidden-from-view positioning of the Giodo vineyards. Some 8,000 bottles were released in April 2019." - Monica Larner (Jan 2020)