Tenuta Di Carleone, Toscana Il Randagio 2021Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni was first mentioned in the year 1078 when monks first founded it in Chianti, named for the village of Castiglioni meaning “small castle.” The property is a romantic vision of wooded hills, rivers, and fertile plains. Nestled in between the hills are the Sangiovese vines and olive trees. Though the property was farmed for hundreds of years, it did not become the winery of Tenuta di Carleone until 2012. Karl Egger and Sean O’Callaghan both operate the winery with a clear vision, making Sangiovese in a classic way, though with Sean’s twist.
Randagio is a word for stray, paying homage to a smaller one-eyed version of Sean “Il Guercio” O’Callaghan in the form of a little guercino seen on this label. This is the same winemaking as Carleone’s other bottle, “Guercio,” but the blend gets a small dose of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. There are whole bunches in this wine and cement tanks used; no barrels here.
Maccan, Cabernet Franc 2020Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc
The Maccan family has sustained three generations of winemakers in Friuli Grave, a region located in the northeastern area of Italy. The owner, Stefano Maccan, sums up the family’s vision with this quote, “My family’s passion for farming grew inside me until it became something more than mere curiosity and turned into determination... the determination to finally produce my own family wine.” Even though the Maccan family had been making wine dating back to 1788, it wasn’t until 2012 that Tenuta Maccan was an established domain. The Maccan team pays homage to tradition while innovating with their organic and certified sustainable farming techniques.
This Cabernet Franc is aged in stainless steel for 8-10 months for a purely fruity, yet grassy expression of this variety. This is elegant and velvety with good acidity and finish. Enjoy this with any cured meats or game meat.