SPINETO MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC BY ERIK BANTI 2018
Spineto Maremma Toscana DOC 2018 is an amazing value Super Tuscan whose description mirrors its legendary winemaker, Erik Banti. Both Banti himself, and the Spineto Maremma Toscana can be described with words such as, style, panache, true Italian gentleman and of course, legendary.
As respected as Italian wine has become in Canada, especially from blue-chip regions like Tuscany, there are still many under-appreciated, under-valued producers like Erik Banti lurking around out there. This is a serious bottle of red despite its under $22 price tag.
This is not the first time we have enjoyed and been able to offer vintages from Erik Banti. Because of its remarkable value, we always have trouble keeping this award-winning wine in stock. Each time, no matter how much we import to Canada we consistently sell through our allotment, and quickly.
This Super Tuscan has become one of the best “super values” to come out of Tuscany today. It delivers such a swoon-worthy Super Tuscan experience that few can match its price to quality ratio. We’d happily pay more for Super Tuscans (and often do). The fact that we, and you, don’t have to pay more is cause for celebration. Whether it’s burgers, steaks or whatever else I’ll throw on the grill, we love Spineto!
SPINETO MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC BY ERIK BANTI 2018: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / warm and spicy, earthy, floral, fruity and mineral / Oaked
SWEETNESS / Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Pasta, Red Meat, Risotto, Roasted Vegetables
TASTING NOTE / Erik Banti is known as the pioneer of Morellino de Scansano. He has been producing wines in the Maremma Toscana region in the south-west of Tuscany for decades. With a love and passion for native Italian and classic French grapes he has created his Spineto, a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2 French varieties are aged for 6 months in barriques, while the Sangiovese matures exclusively in steel. The result is a round, smooth red with strong territorial characteristics with the charm and finesse of international blends.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Aside from being a visionary, Erik has had a number of careers. Before he discovered his true passion he was a race-car driver and also a golfer, at one time attaining Italian golf championships. Today he is recognized for being counted amongst the forefathers of the Maremma winemaking region. An appellation that was created in part through the vision and persistence of this man… Erik Banti.
Tuscan wines can be really expensive, big and complex, but some winemakers have developed a technique of producing a simple, yet delicious, every day wine. Spineto, Maremma Toscana, is the perfect drinking wine, that’s needs no special occasion.
The truth is, you can pair just about anything with this wine. What we love most about Italian wines is how well they pair with almost any food. This wine is incredibly versatile and drinkable.
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