Podere Forte "Guardavigna Toscana Rosso" 2014

Blend of Cabernet Franc / Merlot / Petit Verdot
A still red wine from the Toscana region of Italy.

Full body and elegant. Spices, graphite, coffee.

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Guardavigna Toscana Rosso from Podere Forte bouquet is very pleasant.

The nose shows mainly secondary and tertiary notes with spices, coffee and graphite.

The mouthfeel is full and warm.

The finish is elegant.

Score 89

My score / points

Podere Forte "Guardavigna Toscana Rosso" 2014
Guardavigna Toscana Rosso (2014) Review
Estate making Guardavigna Toscana Rosso Estate Podere Forte
Guardavigna Toscana Rosso (2014) Label Guardavigna Toscana Rosso
Style of Guardavigna Toscana Rosso Style Red & Still
Country of Podere Forte Country Italy
Region of Podere Forte Region Toscana
Grape blend of Guardavigna Toscana Rosso Grapes Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage of Guardavigna Toscana Rosso Vintage 2014
My review of Guardavigna Toscana Rosso Points

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Cabernet Franc

Grapevine that yields black grapes used for wine

Cabernet Franc is a popular black grape variety grown all over the world. It’s mostly grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but it can also be vinified on its own, as in Chinon in the Loire. It is also made into ice wine in Canada and the United States, in addition to being used in blends and grown as a varietal.

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Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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Petit Verdot


Petit Verdot is a red wine grape variety that is mostly used in traditional Bordeaux blends. It ripens much later than the other varieties in Bordeaux, sometimes too late, and as a result, it has fallen out of favor in its native land. When it ripens, it adds tannin, color, and flavor to the blend in small quantities. Petit verdot has gained popularity among New World winemakers, where it ripens more consistently and can be made into single varietal wines. It can also be used to’stiffen’ Cabernet Sauvignon blends’ mid palate.

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