Tolaini Al Passo 2011

$24.99
$22.49

SKU 45377

750ml

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A small, circular forest tops the tallest hill on the Tolaini Estate. This unique forest is known as al passo where centuries ago local landlords hunted using trained birds as decoys to lure the prey into the passage (passo). Today this hill still offers magical, breathtaking panoramic views of the countryside and sunsets over the towers of Siena. Named for this unqiue forest, Al Passo is the most traditional of the Tolaini Estate wines in that Sangiovese, the backbone of modern Chianti, is the major grape in the blend. Al Passo is also a modern wine, a Tuscan blend that showcases the natural affinity of Sangiovese and Merlot. The wine exhibits an intense and enticing bouquet of ripe fruits and spicy oak that leads to a balanced medium-bodied palate with ripe fruit and fresh acidity. While Al Passo drinks well upon release, it has potential for several years of bottle development.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Tolaini
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateI am a big fan of Tolaini's Al Passo both in terms of its quality and its excellent price point. The 2011 Al Passo is mostly Sangiovese with a small part Merlot for extra softness and fruit intensity. It opens to soft layers of dark cherry, grilled herb, and spice that fit together with a great sense of precision and focus. The mouthfeel is linear and rich, but it also shows a noticeable degree of elegance. This is the perfect wine to pair with informal dinners at home with friends and family.

Monica Larner, October 2015
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorPlenty of cherry and plum fruit is flanked by leather, tobacco and earth flavors. Balanced and bright, picking up hints of wild herbs on the lingering finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2020. 8,100 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2015

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