Selected, blended and aged by Sélections Chartier Inc. and bottled at S.A. PETRA, Loc. S. Lorenzo Alto 131, 57028 SUVERETO (Li), Italy.
This Sangiovese goes well with your favourite recipes that include one or more of these ingredients: duck, steak spices, basil, blackcurrant, cinnamon, cranberries, red tuna, plum, cloves, cooked mozzarella, tomato sauce, game, bacon, wild rice, roasted root vegetables, and many others.
“When I tasted the different batches at Petra Wines, an estate located in the Maremma hills in south-western Tuscany, Pascal Chatonnet showed me some magnificent 2009 vats that had exactly the profile I was looking for. This resulted in a more mature wine, unmistakably Tuscan Sangiovese, but with freshness, despite its textured fullness. The wine was aged for twelve months in oak vats, with a certain percentage of new one-year-old and two-year-old barrels. The result is a wine with no dominant woodiness, just Tuscan Sangiovese at its best,” explains François Chartier.
From the excellent 2009 vintage, this Tuscan red comes from terroirs located in the Maremma region, southwest of Siena and Florence, just south of Bolgheri.
A Chartier creation, it is produced with the collaboration of the prestigious Petra winery.
The Sangiovese, which is the main grape variety, is complemented by Merlot and Cabernet; this gives the wine a complex and expressive aromatic profile, quite rich, with notes of plum, coffee, licorice and basil. On the palate, the attack is almost pulpy, with a velvety texture, fat tannins, and long-lasting flavours. It is hard to be more Italian! Drink by 2016 and serve at 18ºC-19ºC. This wine will be perfect with dried tomato pesto pasta or beef tenderloin prepared in a coffee marinade, among others.
Le Devoir, Jean Aubry (September 2013): “Chartier: non-negotiable on quality!” “The wines are of a good level. And the pairings work. Above all, you can sense the origin of the product, this famous “typicality”, but also a know-how to which Bordeaux oenologist Pascal Chatonnet is no stranger. Chartier’s Toscana 2009 Italy: tasted blind with Umberto Cesari’s Sangiovese Riserva, this Sangiovese-Merlot-Cabernet blend won out when paired with a tomato and basil sauce pasta. Its evolution details aromas as well as flavours, with a melting texture and that something tender and sexy that quickly charms. ” ★★★
Jessica Harnois, Le Journal de Montréal (October 2013): “I would pay $ 30 to $ 35 for the Chartier Toscana, it’s so good!”
Salut Bonjour! and Journal 24H, Philippe Lapeyrie: “Chartier wines are very drinkable, expressive on an aromatic level and very representative of their region of production and their grape varieties. Wines that will be a hit with wine and food pairings. (…) The Tuscan red, made of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is unequivocally my favourite!”