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Rosso Toscana Il Fontino, 2016. Ilangi

Rosso Toscana Il Fontino, 2016. Ilangi

Item #: U0420R1II
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Rosso Toscana
Vineyard/Appellation: I.T.C. Tuscan, Italy
Color: Medium Magenta
Nose: Violets, Chocolate, Cherry
Palate: Lingering Cherry, Spice
Finish: Medium Tannins
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2030/Red Meat, Game/14% Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
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Our story began in 1936 with the family settling in Casignano, just a few miles outside of Florence in Tuscany. Concetta, with a wise business sense, and Nicolas, a breeder/farmer, set the future for their family with their farming.

All was well until WWII decimated the country and wreaked havoc, which took decades to resolve. It wasn't until 1977, when Nicola's son, Camillo, purchased a small property from the Antinori family. The property had a history of wine production going back 500 years; Thus, Villa Ilangi was conceived.

The family had survived on determination, and they were determined to continue. A bold and significant decision was made to farm their grapes organically, which was unheard of at the time, but the time seemed right.

So, with little training and no experience, they set out to do what very few had accomplished, and they did so magnificently. Villa Ilangi is a testament to their work ethic and determination. It is now considered one of the pioneers in organic farming in Tuscany. Where now, most of the properties are farmed as such.

Our selection is the purest expression of organic farming. It is the past, present, and future of Tuscany. This blend is 60% Sangiovese, which is the backbone of Chianti, with 10% each of Caniolo and Colorino, stalwart Chianti grapes, and Cabernet Franc. The result is a spectacular amalgam of flavors that would be a perfect accompaniment to roast loin of pork seasoned with sage and garlic.