CAIAROSSA

 

TUSCANY, ITALY 2010

 

 

Our 2010 Caiarossa offer today has three things going for it: great vintage, great terroir, and a producer with a great winemaking tradition. In his article ‘In a Tuscan State of Mind,’ Antonio Galloni of Vinous describes the 2010 vintage as “one of the great all-time vintages in Tuscany. The 2010s offer beautifully delineated aromatics, punchy fruit and vibrant, mouth-watering acidity. The entry-level wines are drop-dead gorgeous, so there is no need to delay gratification, while the top wines will age well for decades.” 

 

The Tuscan coast produces some of Italy’s most expensive and iconic wines, the likes of Masseto, Sassicaia, and Ornellaia. Caiarossa may not have the immediate recognition (or price tag) of these iconic wines, but if you have the opportunity to visit the estate and experience the terroir firsthand, you will instantly understand why the wines made here are so extraordinary; and when it comes to making wines of complexity and class, one thing you can never overlook is terroir. All the other parts of the “great winemaking” equation were covered when the estate was acquired by Eric Albada Jelgersma in 2004 and became certified organic and biodynamic. There are centuries of technique and experience shared throughout his family's properties, including two Grand Cru Classés in Margaux—Château Giscours and Château du Tertre.

 

This pattern of winemaking excellence is evident in today’s Caiarossa vintage. Monica Larner of Wine Advocate reports that the “Toscana blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Alicante [is] is a tremendous wine. The bouquet is rich and compelling with deep layers of dark fruit, spice and chocolate. Given the complexity of the blend, it's hard to identify any single variety although the softness of Merlot and the structure of the two Cabernet grapes definitely comes through in the mouth.” And while great wine is all about vintage, terroir, and winemaking expertise, great deals are all about timing. Take advantage of special Concierge pricing, which will be available for one week only!

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in GA, IL, LA, NY, TN, or WI.