1967 toscana - igt
A bit of clarification. This is not a 1967 vintage. Rather, the wine itself is called 1967. Winemakers have fond recollections of this particular year, as it was the first year they blended a "Toscana," the result of adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to Sangiovese. Without these additions, the Sangiovese on its own would be a Chianti. With these additions (10% and 5%, respectively), it could also be called a "Super Tuscan." It's definitely a super wine.
1967 Grifone Toscana is a fruit-forward, bright ruby-red color. On the nose, it's redolent of oak, and a bouquet of fresh fruit. Flavors of cherry and plum build to a lush oak finish, making this an ideal partner to dishes like lasagna, roasted meats, and even hearty soups like Minestrone.