STAGI IGT TOSCANA 2016 BY IL PALAZZINO
Stagi IGT Toscana 2016 by Il Palazzino puts the “Super” in “Super-Tuscan.” It’s one of those wines where you will wish you had more each and every time you drink a bottle.
This is not your everyday Super Tuscan – quite the rarity actually. It’s the only wine I am aware of made entirely from Colorino grapes. Very few wines have this much power, strength and depth while still maintaining the level of finesse.
Antonio Galloni says it best. ‘Dark and potent in the glass, with tons of richness… The 2016 is beautifully done.’ This is one of those wines where you will wish you had more each and every time you drink a bottle.
Il Palazzino’s history runs deep through the veins of Tuscany. Located in Monti, the southern part of Chianti near Gaiole. The estate was built in the 18th century during the land reform enacted by Leopold Hapsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany at the time.
Anyone who appreciates great Italian wine likely has some vintages of “Stagi” already resting in their spots.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, September 2021
“Il Palazzino and the Sderci brothers excel with powerful wines that capture the breadth and richness that is such a signature of the Monti subzone of Gaiole…The house style will find greatest resonance with readers who appreciate structured, intense wines.”
– Antonio Galloni
“2016 has proven to be a spectacular vintage across the board, one of the best years in long-term memory.”
– John Szabo MS, Winealign, March 2019
STAGI IGT TOSCANA 2016 BY IL PALAZZINO: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / Warm & Spicy, Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral / Oaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Breads, Ham, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Risotto, Roasted Vegetables
TASTING NOTE / “The 2016 Stagi is the last release of what was a tremendous vintage for Il Palazzino. Dark and potent in the glass, with tons of richness, the Stagi offers up notable density and pure power. Black cherry, plum, gravel, game, licorice, spice and tobacco build into the substantial finish. The 2016 is beautifully done.”
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