Its deep ruby color echoes the complexity the Tenute Silvio Nardi IGT Rosso Toscana has. A medium-bodied red blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, the grapes are macerated and fermented at controlled temperatures for at least 20 days. They are then matured in oak barrels for at least four months.
This red wine has a great balance, with a clean bouquet. Its aroma is intense and complex, with both spicy and floral notes. Tones of ripe red fruit also appear. On the palate, it has a soft entry and a medium acidity, with a fruity and crispy flavor.
This Rosso Toscana from Tenute Silvio Nardi pairs brilliantly with hearty fare. Serve it with barbecues, or roast lamb. Chicken Cacciatore, Saltimbocca, or Beef Wellington are also good choices. Try it with heavy pastas with red sauces, like an Arrabiata or a meaty Lasagna.
Silvio Nardi bought Casale del Bosco in Montalcino in 1950, and a few years later, the first bottle of Brunello is baptized. And in 1962, he bought Manachiar. Nardi and his estate become one of the founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello Consortium), an association of wine producers created to explore perspectives and developments, and protection of the product.
In 1985, Silvio’s youngest daughter, Emilia, joins the company in her twenties, and by 1990, takes over the estate. She has since been in charge, with the assistance of her brothers, of maintaining the quality of Brunello. They aim to keep up with modern styles, but also to maintain respect to tradition.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.