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San Felice Vigorello Toscana Igt 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
JS
95
WA
94
VM
94
WS
92
DC
91
Additional vintages
JS
95
Rated 95 by James Suckling
A fresh and clean wine with a very intense structure and density. Linear and bright finish. Shows such a condensed structure and finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pugnitello and petit verdot. ... More details
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San Felice Vigorello Toscana Igt 2016 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JS
95
WA
94
VM
94
WS
92
DC
91
JS
95
Rated 95 by James Suckling
A fresh and clean wine with a very intense structure and density. Linear and bright finish. Shows such a condensed structure and finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pugnitello and petit verdot.
WA
94
Rated 94 by Wine Advocate
This is a historic Tuscan wine, with the first vintage produced in 1968. The San Felice 2016 Vigorello is a blend of the Tuscan indigenous grape Pugnitello, with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. It offers depth, intensity and a profound level of dark fruit with blackberry, plum, spice, earth and campfire ash. Robust and softly textured, it has the length and power to pair with a juicy leg of lamb with white beans and rosemary potatoes. An ample 40,000 examples of this lovely vintage were made.
VM
94
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2016 Vigorello is a blend of Pugnitello and Bordeaux varieties. Big swaths of tannin wrap around a core of dark red/purplish fruit, mocha, dried herbs, chocolate, licorice, iron, spice, new leather and dried herbs infuse the 2016 with character. Like all these wines, Vigorello is very much on the richer side, but it all comes together. I would give the tannins a few years in bottle to soften.
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
A rich version, laced with blackberry, plum, leather and earth flavors. A light touch of oak adds spice and resinous notes, while firm tannins deliver grip on the finish. Pugnitello, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025. 3,333 cases made, 500 cases imported.
DC
91
Rated 91 by Decanter
First bottled in 1968 as a 100% Sangiovese, Vigorello was eventually transformed into a Bordeaux blend. Since 2011, it has been led by Pugnitello, an indigenous grape native to the region of Chianti Classico which San Felice has been instrumental in reviving. Smoky tea, anise and tarragon meet ripe blackcurrant. Lush oak is well matched with dense, curvaceous fruit. Full and rich, it is girdled by a firm tannic grip. Exotic spice carries the finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2029.
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Dense, garnet-flecked ruby. Releases a rich medley of redcurrant, sweet spice, and pungent underbrush. Warm and rich in the mouth, with expressive tannins and smooth hints of vanilla.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 94-95 - A fresh and clean wine with a very intense structure and density. Linear and bright finish. Shows such a condensed structure and finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pugnitello and petit verdot. - James Suckling
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Region: Tuscany

Tuscany has been producing fine wines for almost three thousand years, and as such is widely recognized as being one of the key Old World wine regions which have shaped the way we understand and enjoy quality wines throughout history. Interestingly, the region is typified by a unique soil type which is not particularly good for growing grapevines, but in Tuscany, the emphasis has always been on quality over quantity, and low yields with high levels of flavor and intensity are preferred, and have become a feature of the region's wine industry. The main grape varietals grown in Tuscany are Sangiovese for the distinctive, flavorful and complex red wines, and Vernaccia for the exquisite dry white wines, although the last couple of decades have seen more varietals grown and an increasing trend towards 'Bordeaux style' wines.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
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Region: Tuscany

Tuscany has been producing fine wines for almost three thousand years, and as such is widely recognized as being one of the key Old World wine regions which have shaped the way we understand and enjoy quality wines throughout history. Interestingly, the region is typified by a unique soil type which is not particularly good for growing grapevines, but in Tuscany, the emphasis has always been on quality over quantity, and low yields with high levels of flavor and intensity are preferred, and have become a feature of the region's wine industry. The main grape varietals grown in Tuscany are Sangiovese for the distinctive, flavorful and complex red wines, and Vernaccia for the exquisite dry white wines, although the last couple of decades have seen more varietals grown and an increasing trend towards 'Bordeaux style' wines.
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There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.