Simona Barbanera’s done it again.
Her sumptuous Super Tuscan red is truly super in every sense – now more than ever. Aged for 18 months in fine French oak, it’s a classic blend of ripe, red-fruited Sangiovese and deep, black-fruited Cabernet Sauvignon (plus a splash of soft, plummy Merlot). The last two vintages have been critical smash-hits, with 98- and 97-point ratings for the 2011 and 2012, respectively, from Italy’s top wine critic Luca Maroni. And along comes the 2013 release …
Boasting a jaw-dropping 99 points from Mr. Maroni (who has a history of lavishing praise on Simona’s flagship Super Tuscan), the 2013 obviously had him dazzled:
“One of the best red wines ever produced and tasted anywhere and anytime.”
We think you’ll see what he’s getting at when you open Vecciano for yourself – it’s brimming with loads of ripe black fruit character, balanced with complex nuances of baking spices and earth; smooth and velvety tannins introduce a mile-long finish. It’ll be especially delicious with hearty pasta dishes or a thick cut of steak.
But you’ll have to act quickly to taste it. (We know Luca must have squirreled away a few cases for himself.) Limited cases imported.