Grape(s): Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: An everyday wine, a real crowd-pleasing wine. Big dark fruity flavors, hints of tobacco, spice, and licorice. This vintage was a hot, hot year so this one packs a little more punch than the previous vintages.
Food Pairing: Grilled Pork chops
The Domain: Located in the Maremma, Il Civettaio is only 25km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. In the early 1990s, Gregorio dell'Adami came to Civetella Paganico, planted the fields, and built the winery. He saw that this little micro-climate would produce fantastic grapes and allow him to easily implement the organic practices that he believes will not only produce the best fruit but also preserve his land. Il Civettaio is certified organic. They use natural yeasts and do not filter. All berries are harvested by hand and sorted at the winery. Wines from this part of Toscana can be so beautiful, which we found at Il Civettaio.