One of our favorite humans on the entire planet is Tuscan estate owner Simone Santini. Nestled in the hills of Colli Senesi very close to the famous town of San Gimignano, Simone has been farming with organic methods since 1995, long before it became trendy to be 'natural'. Teodoro is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Chianti in Tuscany, so it may be referred to as a Super Tuscan. Look for a deep, thick, dark purple color with intense aromas of currant, blackberry, caramel, grilled herbs and tobacco. Juicy red fruits dominate the palate with opulent, silky tannins, admirable purity and length. Serve with pesto ravioli, pasta pomodoro, artisan pizza, cured meats, meat pâté and cheeses.
Le Calcinaie is composed of 30 acres covered with vines with perfect exposure, beautifully tended, and olive trees. “Tenuta le Calcinaie is a breakout winery in this report. Their wines performed beautifully. I look forward to tasting more from this small estate in the future.” –Wine Advocate
Wine SpectatorExpressive aromas of plum, blackberry and kirsch are augmented by wild herbs and savory underbrush in this intense, delineated red. Iron, tobacco and tea notes add even more layers. Solidly built and vibrant. Terrific length. One for the long haul. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2045. 150 cases made, 20 cases imported.