Vinous: Tenuta di Valgiano “Well-Worth Checking Out”

Jan 19, 2021

Let’s start 2021 properly! Our biodynamic partners Tenuta di Valgiano unsurprisingly have received high praise and great notes from Antonio Galloni, in his recent review of wines from the Tuscan coast in Vinous.

We say unsurprisingly, as this estate continues to go from strength to strength — remember, Valgiano has received Italy’s highest honors (its Three Glasses award) at least a dozen times for its main bottling, the Colline Lucchesi Rosso. Their 2016s are “well worth checking out” says Galloni.


The 2016s from Tenuta di Valgiano show how much potential lies in the northern Maremma. Both the flagship Tenuta and the second wine Palistorti are mostly Sangiovese, with a bit of Merlot and Syrah. In recent years, the Sangiovese has come up in the blends, which I think has been quite beneficial. These artisan wines from carefully tended vineyards are well worth checking out.


2016 Tenuta di Valgiano Colline Lucchesi Rosso
The 2016 Tenuta di Valgiano packs a serious punch. A heady, flamboyant wine, the 2016 possesses tremendous breadth as well as a real sense of authority. Dark berry fruit, herbs, sage, tobacco, licorice and scorched earth are some of the elements that run through the 2016. Although the 2016 offers tons of intrigue in its exotic, powerful personality, its qualities will be even more expressive in another few years’ time.– Antonio Galloni


2016 Tenuta di Valgiano Colline Lucchesi Rosso ‘Palistorti di Valgiano’
The 2016 Palistorti di Valgiano is a gorgeous wine. Hints of licorice, menthol and underbrush are laced into a core of super-ripe, red-toned fruit. Complex, dark and sensual, the 2016 Palistorti has so much going on.– Antonio Galloni

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