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Saracosa Governo Rosso 2018

Toscana IGT

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  • 98pts, Luca Maroni, 2019
  • Gold, Berliner Wine Trophy, 2020

Winner last vintage of Gold and 98 points from wine guru Luca Maroni, Saracosa Governo is a classy, rich Italian. Black cherry intensity, cocoa, coffee and oak spice complexity, all turbo charged from using air dried Sangiovese and Merlot grapes.

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Tasting notes

Intense black cherry and sweet spice with perfect smoothness


Ripe berry fruits, cocoa, coffee and vanilla

Saracosa Governo Rosso 2018

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  • 13.5% ABV
  • 10.13 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 27 February, 2022

Fans of our usual Saracosa will be bowled over by the intensity of its big brother, Governo. Suave and seductive, this is a full, rounded blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, aged for four months in small oak barrels. What’s more, a portion of grapes were left to dry for 20 days, adding terrific concentration to the wine. It’s a method known as Governo in Tuscany, dating from the 14th century. We think this wine is nothing short of spectacular – it was awarded a whopping 98 points from Italian wine critic Luca Maroni last vintage. The wine is a testament to the talents of Sofia Barbanera, the fourth generation winemaker at this great Tuscan family estate. Decant and serve with a local favourite – rabbit casserole, other game or slow-cooked beef.

"Excellent wine, the cherry notes really come through on this one. Very smooth finish. Lovely" Online Review
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