This is a spectacular gift set, sure to impress friends, family, or your most important client - a flat wood case containing a 6-vintage 'vertical' of Lucciolaio, each bottle sealed with red wax. A staple in our portfolio, this is a wonderful 'Super-Tuscan' that ages gracefully. The mixed cases have one bottle each of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 - 6 bottles/6 vintages - to show off how it ages. Beautiful wine, beautiful presentation. These cases were hand packed at the winery, exclusively for The Vine.
Laura Landi & Paolo Osti's Torraccia di Presura is the first Chianti Classico estate you'll encounter heading south from Florence toward the village of Greve-in-Chianti. In fact, it's #1 on the Chianti Classico register. Paolo and Laura have been making Lucciolaio since 1994. The charming labels are designed by Laura herself and depict the fireflies (luciolo) that light up the estate at night. This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese from 25-year-old vines and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It's aged in French barriques for 18 months before spending another 6 months in bottle prior to release.
Tasting Note: Ruby red colour with intense and complex bouquet of ripe red fruit, forest floor, spices, vanilla and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, elegant and exceptionally well balanced on the palate with a long, lingering finish.