Riesci Rosso di Toscana IGT

Riesci Rosso di Toscana IGT

Red WinePetit Verdot 50%, Cab S. 25%, Merlot 25%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Cheese (Hard)
    Lamb, Game Meat
    Sausage, Cured Meat, Charcuterie, Pork
  • ColorRuby Red
  • NoseComplex nose with dark and red fruits
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
  • FlavorGood and equilibrated stucture with firm tannins and a nice acidity

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Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2021 James Suckling 92 Sep 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2020 Wine Advocate 92 Mar 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 James Suckling Magazine 93 Aug 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Wine Enthusiast 92 Apr 2023 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Wine Advocate 92 Feb 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2021 James Suckling Mocha, cedary oak spices yield some plushness to the rich blackberries and minty blue fruit. Full-bodied and flavorful on the palate with fine-grained tannins and a long, creamy finish. Better in a year or two. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2020 Wine Advocate A blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Petit Verdot, the Fossacolle 2020 Riesci reveals inky concentration and rich flavors of deep black fruit, cedar, smoke and exotic spice. This wine offers a radically different taste profile (and a welcome alternative) for Montalcino (a land where Sangiovese reigns supreme) and might be just the option for game meats or a T-bone steak. There are evident oak tannins woven into very thick and dense fruit fiber. I tasted bottle number 2 of 3,384 bottles made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2019 James Suckling Magazine A medium-bodied red with black-cherry and berry aromas, as well as hints of bark and pine needles. Lightly chewy with a pretty, polished-tannin backbone and a long finish. Drinkable now, but better in 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2019 Wine Enthusiast Luxardo cherries and balsamic vinegar are on the nose of this Tuscan IGT, and again on the palate, joined by darker berries, black pepper and soil, with hints of woodsmoke and underbrush. A fresh and approachable option from this Brunello producer. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2019 Wine Advocate I love the sleek retro label design on the Fossacolle 2019 Riesci. This blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Merlot is a terrific and easygoing wine, with massive drinking appeal. This 2019 expression shows much better results than we've seen in past editions, and I notice that the blend of grapes has changed over the years to include more Cabernet Sauvignon and exclude Sangiovese. This is a universally food-friendly wine that could cozy up to a veggie burger or a grilled steak, depending on your culinary outlook. The wine is redolent of dark fruit and blackberry, and there are plenty of rich plummy tones that segue to dark spice, mesquite and a touch of smoked cedar. I suggest drinking any bottles of this 3,600-bottle release young, to take advantage of that pretty intensity Stefano Bambagioni and the folks at Fossacolle decided not to make Rosso di Montalcino in 2017 because yields had been greatly reduced by the hail and heat stress of the vintage. This allowed for greater control and fruit selection when making the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino reviewed here. Shelf Talker Full Page Review