Review: 2013 San Felice Vigorello Toscana IGT

Review: 2013 San Felice Vigorello Toscana IGT

This curious super-Tuscan blend combines cabernet sauvignon (30%), merlot (30%), petit verdot (5%), and pugnitello (35%), an ancient native Italian grape variety that was revived by San Felice. Vigorello — seen here in a somewhat older vintage, 2013 — was the very first super-Tuscan to be made in the Chianti Classico area, and one of the first in all of Tuscany.

The wine is a powerhouse even at 8 years of age, a showcase of cherries, currants, and light notes of spiced gingerbread and a sweet hint of glazed walnuts. Amply tannic and somewhat peppery, the wine is accessible today yet still clearly a bit restrained, finishing with notes of licorice, dark chocolate, and some toasty barrel influence. Come 2030 this could be a truly opulent experience.

A- / $60 /

2013 San Felice Vigorello Toscana IGT




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