Villa Pillo Borgoforte 2014
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Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan wine farm, founded in Medieval times, located in the heart of the Chianti area, equidistant from the cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena. Since Etruscan times, this has been an area of Tuscany through which trade and pilgrim routes were established and formed the ”Via Francigena”. Comprised of 500 hectares, Villa Pillo was purchased in 1989 by John and Kathe Dyson, whose love of Tuscany led them to embark on a restoration of the estate which included the Palladian Villa and Park built by the original owner, the Marchese Incontri in the 1700’s. New vineyards and olive orchards were planted and the winery re-furbished and modernized.
Borgoforte is a small village in the middle of the estate that survived centuries of war and strife. Hence, the wine here, Borgoforte, symbolizes the resilient and charming character of the Tuscans. Made in the “Super – Tuscan” style by adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes to the classical grape of Tuscany, Sangiovese, each year the blend has subtle complexity and richness without losing the flavor of the traditional wines of Tuscany. Grapes picked at optimum ripeness ensure a wine which expresses itself in its ripe blackfruit components and full body. A true reflection of flavors which are a marriage of soils under the Tuscan sun. For smooth body and elegance, the wine is aged in small oak barrels. Serve with pasta, red meats and game of any kinds.
Wine SpectatorTop 100: 2016, Rank: 25 "Designation: Best Values" Enticing aromas of violet, black currant and rosemary are accented by licorice and tobacco flavors in this fluid and harmonious red, with fine tannins gracing the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2022. 12,500 cases made.