2015 Podere Erica ‘Il Picchio’ Toscano Rosso

from Tuscany, Italy

$50

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Il Picchio (Woodpecker) represents the wineries ‘Riserva’ wine, made from the best of their hand-harvested Sangiovese grapes. This wine is ruby red with a bouquet of ripe cherries, sweet tobacco, violets and a touch of pepper. On the palate complex flavors of forest berry, spice and plum come together with vibrant acidity and ample tannins adding structure and depth to the wine. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Only 225 cases produced

Certified organic and practicing biodynamic viticulture. 

Enjoy with Nonna’s Red Sauce served over a bed of fresh pasta!

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Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, within Central Italy, lies on the western side of the country. Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, the popular region of Chianti and the black grape variety, Sangiovese. Sangiovese wines here usually produce high levels of acidity and tannin with aromas of red cherry, plum, and died herbs. Sangiovese does so well throughout Tuscany as it needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Designated regions to keep an eye out for are Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. Additionally, Bolgheri DOC, for bold reds from the coast of Central Italy.

Podere Erica is a small biodynamic and organic farm in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Their wines are named after the native birds found on their property that encompasses the vineyard, olive trees and a small forest.

“With the tremendous passion and dedication of our winemaker, Marco Giordano, we are committed to producing great-tasting, balanced wines in a manner that preserves the natural characteristics of our grapes and respects our land and environment.

We are certified organic in Italy. Our organic and biodynamic practices start in the vineyard (no chemical fertilizers, no chemical pesticides or herbicides, or synthetic products) and then continue into the wine cellar where there are no added chemicals to our wines and they experience natural fermentation.  Of course, we hand-harvest our grapes.

Podere Erica is situated in an ideal wine-growing location within the Toscana IGT – the important geographical denomination from which most of the well-known “Supertuscan” wines come. We are located at an altitude of 1,150 feet with favorable southern exposures, gentle slopes and limestone-clay soil rich in galestro – a soft, clay-like soil that breaks apart easily.​”

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