2015 Pulcino d'oro Super Tuscan Red Blend

This vibrant and robust Super Tuscan is inspired by the legend of an illustrious Etruscan king whose tomb was guarded by 5,000 golden chicks and a hen. Black-red fruit flavors of cherry and plum are elevated by oak and vanilla nuances in this voluptuous wine, culminating in a deliciously long finish. Not shy, this red requires a rich pairing like osso buco — or some other meal that’s fit for a king.

Recipe Pairings

Tuscan-Style Steak with Crispy PotatoesItalian Braised Short Ribs

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

plum

toasty oak

vanilla

candied cherry

Citrus Peel

Region

Tuscany, Italy

Pairings

Braised Meats

Italian Dishes

Marinated Red Meats

Osso Buco

Did You Know?

The city of Paris had more than 10,000 bottles of high-end wines in City Hall for entertaining guests. Facing a budget crisis in 2006, the mayor auctioned half the collection for about $1.2 million.