Tenuta di Burchino 2010 Il Burchino Toscana

Posted by Keith Wallace

Tenuta di Burchino is located in northern Tuscany, in the hills outside Pisa.  I’ve some great wines from this producer, particularly their Genius Loic IGT from their “Le Corti” vineyard. They’ve also produced some good Chianti Superiore as well.

The Il Burchino is their best bottle for quality and value. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, this is very sleek and international in style. This estate-grown wine is a Super Tuscan in all senses of the word.

Licorice and vanilla on the nose, this Tuscan bottle is full-bodied and chewy on the palate with dried cherry, lactose, and milk chocolate flavors. A finish moves towards leather and crushed sage.

This isn’t the most complex bottle, but its flavors and texture are built to impress. I’d pair this with a grilled ribeye steak finished with olive oil and sea salt.

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