Duemani Altrovino 2011, Toscana, Italy

Duemani Altrovino 2011 Merlot Cabernet Franc IGT Toscano Tuscany Italy

AUD$65 from Prince Wine Store. Duemani is owned by a husband and wife duo of Luca D’Attoma and Elena Celli on the coast of Tuscany. Their Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot vines reside on land with unhindered picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea. A biodynamic operation producing wines of freshness tangled with very fine use of new oak, it reminds me of Vanya Cullen’s Margaret River Bordeaux blends, but the concentrated power swapped out for finesse. Duemani produces three other labels, the Duemani (Cabernet Franc), Suisassi (Syrah) and CiFRA (Cabernet Franc). The Altrovino is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, similar to the Right Bank. Pouring an intense purple ruby colour, scents of warmed blackberry liquor, cherry syrup with a hint of black olive and pinch of dried herbs. Smooth velvet texture, fine cushion of tannins, the acidity kicks in to freshen the palate revealing rich dark berry and cherry flavours. A comfortable finish leaves me wanting the next gulp and the next and the next…! Drink now – 2025. 93.

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