Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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96 o ne such location is Carmignano, which was recognized as far back as the 18th century for its superior quality. l ocated only ten miles from f lorence, the growers of Carmignano began to grow Cabernet s auvignon for blending with their local s angiovese—over two hundred years before anyone had ever heard of a " s uper t uscan". t oday, it is the house of p iaggia di s ilvia that speaks for the region on an international level. i n the mid-seventies, the v annucci family purchased land in the area, seeing tremendous potential in the galestro soils around p iaggia in the Carmignano do C. h owever, it took over fifteen years to perfect the wine that would become their flagship, the Carmignano r iserva. With s angiovese making up over 70% of the blend, the Carmignano r iserva maintains its t uscan character while giving a nod to the "international" varieties that this town has grown for over two centuries. i t's not Chianti or b runello. n or is it a s uper t uscan. t his is unabashedly Carmignano. ✦ Piaggia di Silvia v annucci Carmignano Riserva 2012 AG 91 » $39 "...gorgeous, understated...emphasizes finesse over power... another super-classy wine from p iaggia." (1500820) Truly Tuscan: c ar M ignano There is more to Tuscany than Chianti, Brunello and the coast. The region includes a vast landscape of hilltop towns and diverse terroir which have been producing wine that has been treasured by the locals for centuries. i t A l Y : tU s CA n Y

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