Usiglian del Vescovo "Il Barbiglione" 2017

Blend of Syrah (Shiraz) / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
A still red wine from the Tuscany, Pisa region of Italy.

Easy-drinking & round. Blueberry marmalade & bay leaf.

Tasting Notes

Il Barbiglione from Usiglian del Vescovo estate has a deep ruby colour.

On the nose it comes across sweet with blueberry marmalade, graphite and bay leaf.

The mouthfeel is full and round with soft tannins.

The finish is medium long with a bitter aftertaste.

A very balanced wine.

Score 88

My score / points

Usiglian del Vescovo "Il Barbiglione" 2017
Il Barbiglione (2017) Review
Estate making Il Barbiglione Estate Usiglian del Vescovo
Il Barbiglione (2017) Label Il Barbiglione
Style of Il Barbiglione Style Red & Still
Country of Usiglian del Vescovo Country Italy
Region of Usiglian del Vescovo Region Tuscany, Pisa
Grape blend of Il Barbiglione Grapes Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage of Il Barbiglione Vintage 2017
My review of Il Barbiglione Points

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-wine variety of grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known red wine grape varieties in the world. It is grown in nearly every major wine-producing region, in a wide range of climates, from the Okanagan Valley in Canada to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon rose to popularity as a result of its use in Bordeaux wines, where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grape spread through Europe and into the New World, settling in places like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, Australia’s Margaret River and Coonawarra valleys, and Chile’s Maipo Valley and Colchagua. It was the world’s most widely planted premium red wine grape for most of the twentieth century, before Merlot overtook it in the 1990s. By 2015, however, Cabernet Sauvignon had reclaimed its place as the most widely planted wine grape, with 341,000 hectares (3,410 km2) under vine globally.

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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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