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Tolaini Al Passo 750ML 2010
Sku: 8032853380086
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Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Merlot,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: IGT
Reg. $24.99
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Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2010 Al Passo is a pretty blend of Sangiovese and a smaller percentage of Merlot from an elegant vintage. The wine is redolent of sweet spice and tobacco with lingering prune and dark cherry. The tobacco theme is strong with dried cigar leaf and ash. The wine is lively in the mouth, with a tight vein of acidity that keeps it from feeling heavy on the palate. (Oct 2014)

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Wine maker notes
A small, circular forest tops the tallest hill on the Tolaini Estate. This unique forest is known as al passo where centuries ago local landlords hunted using trained birds as decoys to lure the prey into the passage (passo). Today this hill still offers magical, breathtaking panoramic views of the countryside and sunsets over the towers of Siena. Named for this unqiue forest, Al Passo is the most traditional of the Tolaini Estate wines in that Sangiovese, the backbone of modern Chianti, is the major grape in the blend. Al Passo is also a modern wine, a Tuscan blend that showcases the natural affinity of Sangiovese and Merlot. The wine exhibits an intense and enticing bouquet of ripe fruits and spicy oak that leads to a balanced medium-bodied palate with ripe fruit and fresh acidity. While Al Passo drinks well upon release, it has potential for several years of bottle development.