Donna Toscana IGT is a beautiful red wine from the Montemercurio winery in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. Montemercurio is the ancient name of the town of Montepulciano, named for Mercurio, the messenger of the Greek gods. The Montemercurio vineyards sit on ideal SW exposures at altitudes up to 450 meters. On 7 hectares of land a little more than 30k bottles are produced annually. The current owners are Paola Luciani and her son Marco Anselmi but Marco says the entire project is a dedication to his dear grandfather, Nonno Damo Anselmi.
According to the importer, this new wine was to be called Super Tuscana as a tribute to the women in our families -our wives, moms, sisters, grandmothers...as well as the women who have shaken up the wine industry along with every other workplace to make a more positive world. The design was done by a creative female artist in Austin. But Donna Toscana can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a serious, organic Tuscan red at a value price point. It is 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot from 100% hand-harvested and estate-grown fruit. Malolactic fermentation is done in Slavonian oak barrels and then the wine is aged for 12 months followed by another 8 months in the bottle. It is deep ruby red in color with aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and sweet violets. Medium in body with moderate acidity and silky tannins, this red offers flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, leather, and earth, with well-integrated sweet oak. The finish is rich, long and polished.
Enjoy Donna Toscana with veal, pasta, osso buco, pizza and aged cheeses.