Tuscan wineries resist the impact of the pandemic (-9% for exports), rediscovered in internal market an interesting pool of consumers (+ 11% of sales), take the path of digitization (e-commerce, home delivery, virtual tasting and digital B2B) and they are increasingly attentive to the wellbeing and experiential trends of post-Covid wine tourism.
The 11th edition of PrimAnteprima, which turned the spotlight on 12 of the most promising Tuscan Consortia, was entirely dedicated to the specialized press, national and foreign: Bianco di Pitigliano and Sovana, Candia dei Colli Apuani, Carmignano, Chianti Rufina, Hills of Lucca, Cortona, Tuscan Maremma, Montecucco, Orcia, Terre di Pisa, Val di Cornia and Suvereto, Valdarno di Sopra.
The stop imposed on the Horeca sector globally in 2020 slowed down the export of wines made in Tuscany (758 thousand hectoliters exported, 9% less than in 2019), but retail sales in Italy jumped forward with + 11%, compared to + 5,3% of the national average. The "detachment" from other PDOs is also confirmed in the first three months of 2021, the period in which quality Tuscan wines have entered the homes of Italians through large-scale distribution, marking an increase in sales of as much as 19%. The Tuscan harvest of 2020, as had been widely expected, it marked a slight decline in production, but a maximum hold in the quality of the product: 2,2 million hectoliters of wine (in 2019 they were 2,6 million), of which 67% (1,4 , XNUMX million) represented by DOP labels.
The tasting day took place in full compliance with the anti Covid protocols: buffer at the entrance, distances, and impeccable service by the many AIS sommeliers present at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. My very personal thanks goes to the Sommelier Alessio Cangemi, which supported me during my tasting.
White wine from Pitigliano Superiore, ildebrando 2020 | ⭐⭐⭐
Straw yellow with greenish reflections, field grass, white flowers and tropical nuances on the nose, fresh sip with a pleasant lime finish.
Bianco di Pitigliano, Gli Archi 2020 | ⭐⭐
Straw yellow with greenish reflections, banana and fresh aromatic nose, relaxed sip.
Sovana Superiore, Vignamurata Sangiovese 2019 | ⭐⭐
Intense ruby, fruity and mineral nose with hints of cherry and raspberry, simple palate with a discreet acid shoulder.
Candia DOC Vermentino, Yenenga 2019 | ⭐⭐
Pale straw yellow, on the nose hints of almond, yellow flowers and tropical notes, soft and inviting palate, mineral closure.
Candia DOC Vermentino nero, Black Reflection 2019 | ⭐⭐⭐
Impenetrable ruby with purple reflections, lively nose of red flowers, fresh fruit and strawberry, mineral sip and still lively tannin.
Candia DOC Rosso, Gran Moro 2020 | ⭐⭐
Ruby with purple reflections, a wide nose stands out for the violet and the small red fruit, slender body and fruity palate, relaxed tannins.
Chianti Rufina, Colognole 2019 Collection | ⭐⭐
Bright ruby, fruity nose highlight raspberries and strawberries, a nice freshness on the palate, still nervous tannins.
Chianti Rufina, San Giuliano 2019 | ⭐⭐
Intense ruby color, a bright floral nose but also notes of raspberry and wild strawberries, fresh palate and tannins to evolve.
Chianti Rufina Riserva, Nipozzano Old Vines 2018 | ⭐⭐
Ruby with purple reflections, wide nose, hints of ripe fruit, leather and spices, rich mouth with hints of coffee and chocolate.
Chianti Rufina, Selvapiana Farm 2019 | ⭐⭐
Ruby ruby, raspberry and cherry on the nose, lean and clean palate. Gastronomic !!!
Chianti Rufina, I Domi Bio Vineyard 2019 | ⭐⭐⭐
Intense ruby color, wide nose of ripe fruit and toasted nuances, soft and enveloping sip, closing of coffee and chocolate.
Chianti Rufina, Villa Travignoli 2019 | ⭐⭐⭐
Intense ruby red with violet reflections, nose of red flowers and raspberries, relaxed palate of medium complexity.
IGT Toscana Bianco, White goose 2019 | ⭐⭐
Pale straw yellow, rich mineral notes, flowers and white peach on the nose, fresh palate with hints of straw.
Toscana Syrah, La Sirah 2019 | ⭐⭐
Brilliant ruby, nose of violet, raspberries and a beautiful texture of white spices, composed sip, with pleasant notes of fresh fruit.
Sparkling White Tuscany, Fattoria Sardi “Pet-Nat” 2020 | ⭐⭐
Opaque straw yellow, green apple nose and yellow flowers, effervescent on the palate with hints of freshly mown hay.
IGT Toscana Rosato, Versy in Rose | ⭐⭐⭐
Light pink, fresh nose of yellow flowers and almond, palate with a strong citrus, medium persistence.
Cortona DOC Syrah, Achelo 2019 | ⭐⭐
Purple, notes of raspberry violet but also violet and green spices on the nose, slender palate with references to blackberry.
IGT Toscana, Elia 2019 | ⭐⭐
Intense ruby color, shy nose of red flowers and green spices, dry palate with a finish of ripe fruit.
Maremma Toscana, Belguardo Estate 2017 | ⭐⭐
Intense ruby color, dark fruit and coffee on the nose, lively and fruity sip, tannins to refine, not very persistent.
Montecucco Sangiovese, La Quercie 2014 | ⭐⭐⭐
Ruby with araceous reflections, toasted notes and balsamic nuances on the nose, slender body, relaxed tannic texture.
Orcia DOC, Cinderella 2017 | ⭐⭐
Intense ruby color, ripe dark fruit, toasted and caramel notes, delicate matter and ripe fruit on the palate, lively tannins.
Chianti Superiore, Villa Saletta 2016 | ⭐⭐
Brilliant ruby, mineral nose with bright notes of humus, round palate with tannin to refine.
Val di Cornia Rosso, Poggio Miniera 2013 | ⭐
Ruby red with orange reflections, fruit in jam with Marsalati hints, decomposed palate.
Valdarno di Sopra, Il Borro 2018 | ⭐⭐
Ruby with reflections, Cherry and Currant on the nose, relaxed palate with references to the Mediterranean scrub.