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Buy the Pair: 2013 Podere Giodo Toscana Rosso IGT Tuscany, Italy

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8 of 120 bottles left

Product Price

Compare $66.00
Bottle $66.00
$52.80
Two-Pack $88.00

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I'm going to cut right to the chase here, folks. Today's feature, the 2013 Podere Giodo Toscana Rosso, is perhaps the finest and most pure expression of Sangiovese that I and my staff have tasted so far this year. If you are a lover of Brunello di Montalcino, you are going to want to pick up as much of this wine as you can. It is crafted from the personal estate of none other than Carlo Ferrini, arguably the greatest winemaker in Tuscany today. It is declassified Brunello di Montalcino and is being sold for 1/3 the price of his current vintage first wine - an absolute steal!! There were only 300 cases produced and Bin Ends secured 10 of them (most of the MA allocation) for this Saturday Special Feature.

Let me provide you with a little more background information. Carlo Ferrini has spent the better part of the last three decades establishing a reputation as one of the greatest winemaker/consultants in Italy, if not the world. After cutting his teeth working for the Consorzio of Chianti Classico, Carlo began to act as consulting agronomist for some of the most famous estates in Tuscany: Barone Ricasoli, Poliziano, Mazzei, Brancaia, Petrolo, and Casanova di Neri, to name a few.

I first met Mr. Ferrini in 2005 on a visit to Tuscany, where he was actively engaged in rejuvenating the vineyards at Casanova di Neri. The most impressive thing that struck me coming out of that meeting was the remarkably clear commitment on Carlo's part to the concept that great wines are made in the vineyard. Many winemakers talk this game, but Carlo Ferrini walks the walk.

At the time of my visit, Casanova di Neri's Brunellos were regularly receiving ratings of between 90-94 points. Within a couple of years the quality of the Brunello here skyrocketed and the critics responded with reviews ranging from 96-100 points. In 2008, Carlo Ferrini was named "Winemaker of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

More recently, Carlo Ferrini has acquired his own small vineyard in Montalcino. Podere Giodo is a wonderful estate that Carlo calls his own but is small enough not to cause ripples within his small portfolio of consulting projects. According to the regulations of the Consorzio for Brunello di Montalcino, Podere Giodo is only allowed to bottle 250 cases of Brunello di Montalcino; anything else over and above has to be declassified and bottled as Toscana Rosso IGT. And THAT, my friends, is where today's feature becomes VERY SPECIAL INDEED!!

In 2013, the vineyard at Podere Giodo provided enough Sangiovese fruit to produce 550 cases of world class Brunello di Montalcino, leaving Carlo with the equivalent of 300 extra cases of juice. The fruit from the property's harvest all came in at the same time; it was all sorted, crushed, fermented, and aged in the same manner. It was only after two years that Mr. Ferrini began to walk the cellar and evaluate the barrels to identify the cuvées that would go into his Brunello. The remaining barrels were bottled as Rosso and released to the market as the 2013 Podere Giodo Rosso Toscana IGT.

The wine is as supple and pure an expression of Sangiovese as you are going to find. When poured into the glass, you will immediately note the classic black cherry/purple hue of Sangiovese. The wine is brilliant and the color extraction deep and opaque. As you move on to the nose, notes of black cherry and leather waft up from the glass. These aromas carry over to the palate, where the wine offers wonderfully balanced flavors from front to back. The right amount of acidity up front gives way to a medium-to-full-bodied mid-palate that offers loads of black cherry fruit and secondary notes of tobacco and leather. The finish is quite lengthy and clean. While certainly capable of aging for 10+ years, this wine has such terrific immediate appeal I would suggest jumping right in and enjoying this wine with any occasion that calls for a great bottle of Sangiovese.

As I've indicated above, only 300 cases of the 2013 Podere Giodo Toscana Rosso IGT were produced; the ten cases which we have secured makes up all but a couple of cases to come into this market. The going price for this wine is $65-$66 per bottle. We are very pleased to be able to bring this wine to you at a 33% savings off of the market price - $88 for 2/750 ml ($44/net). If you love Sangiovese, and in particular Brunello di Montalcino, this is an offer you do not want to miss. Our 120-bottle allocation will surely fly and there is no more wine behind it. Order 2, 4, 6 or more today; you will be very happy that you did so. CHEERS!!!

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