La Cattura 2006 Toscana IGT, Poggio Al Casone, Magnum, 1.5L, Wooden Gift Box
Here's a charming gift idea for all of the wine lovers on your list. It's a magnum (1.5 liter) bottle of a 90 point Super Tuscan red in an attractive wooden gift box. The Poggio al Casone vineyard is located on the first hills overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. The vineyards cover about 65 acres of alluvial soils with layers of gravel from repeated flooding of the mouth of the Arno river, are farmed organically. The Poggio al Casone estate also hosts the experimental vineyards for the University of Pisa dedicated to the research and preservation of local varieties. This wine, La Cattura, is produced with one of them, a selection of Teroldego, 85% and Syrah, 15%. It follows the traditional vinification methods and it is refined for 12 months in oak barrels. Wine Spectator scored this wine 90 points and said "Shows freshly sliced plum, with crushed raspberry, almost peach. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, clean and crisp finish. Hard not to drink now. A fascinating wine. Teroldego and Syrah." The wine is supple and delicious and ready to enjoy right now and the beautiful gift box, suitable for display makes it truly special. It won't last long so don't wait.