Drink Better is pleased to participate in a virtual tasting with Rocco Toscani…

Join Drink Better, In Wines We Trust and winemaker Rocco Toscani of Azienda Agricola Toscani for an interactive virtual tasting of award-winning organic and biodynamic wines on Sunday, May 16th at 2 p.m. The event is free, and a special three-pack of wines for the tasting is available for residents of Toronto or Ottawa from In Wines We Trust for $150: click here for the details and to sign-up.

Oliviero Toscani wines are also available by the case at drinkbetter.ca.

Azienda Agricola Toscani
, Casale Marittimo, Tuscany, Italy

A Tuscan resident since 1970, Toscani had always intended to make wine on what is now the 12 hectares of the estate devoted to vineyard. Wine production began in 2003 with advice from friend and world-famous producer Angelo Gaja, who consulted on what and where to plant, along with agronomist Federico Curtaz. The vineyards all sit at approximately 350 metres above sea level. Toscani’s wines are based on Syrah, which does spectacularly in this coastal part of Tuscany near Bolgheri. Also part of the estate are 4500 olive trees, American quarter horses (which the family breeds), as well as cows and pigs. Today the wines are made by Toscani’s son Rocco. The estate is organically farmed and produces about 70,000 bottles per year across its 5 labels. The wines have won many accolades from publications like Decanter and Wine Spectator over the years, and we know you will love them too.

This 3 pack contains 1 bottle of each wine. Here are the notes from Rocco Toscani, the winemaker:

2019 Lolí

My father decided to import the first Appaloosa breed horse to Italy. These are the horses of the Native Americans and are characterized by spots on their bottoms. The first horse came by airplane. It was a very unusual event at that time. The fact was bizarre enough that an artist from Milan decided to portray the horse with wings. This very image later became the first logo of the estate. “Lolí” actually represents that horse, which came from America, an elegant, bizarre, unique and unforgettable creature. We pick the Syrah grapes just after veraison and make a rose wine according to an ancestral production method. This is a unique wine, which has a bright pink peach colour and features an extremely fine and elegant perlage. This wine reflects a slight shady colour yet provides primary elegant smells of red fruits, grapefruit and fresh green apples together with the smell of fermenting wine.

2018 iToscani
“I Toscani” is the first wine of our estate. It was born as a tribute to a great man who loved sharing, happiness and good wine: my grandfather Fedele. He was a bright man who loved to be in good company but also taught us that good results derive from hard work and constant research. During the 40’s, Fedele was working as a photographer for the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” and realized the logo of “Rotofoto” – the first Italian image bank – which served as an inspiration for the label. Grapes used are Syrah and Teroldego. These grapes even being distant relatives are capable of expressing different yet unique features. In order to provide further freshness, these grapes are fermented together with a small percentage of Petit Manseng and Greco grapes. In so doing, we have obtained a perfectly balanced wine with scents of intense black fruit derived from Teroldego and sweet spices from the Syrah.

2017 Vieni Via Con Me
Everyone of us has pronounced this sentence out loud and everyone has heard this at least once in a lifetime. It is a scary sentence because you never know the answer, but it also fills one’s heart when somebody asks you this question. The name of this wine stands for a love story, a journey, a job, a life, an experience. It symbolizes a starting point, an involvement, an offer and an invitation. I invite the drinkers of this wine to be part of our family, our land and our research. “Vieni via con me” is actually a tribute to the greatest wines of our area. It is a pure Cabernet franc that undergoes a long maturity process followed by fermentation in steel tanks. It is later aged for about 12 months in French oak tonneaux and eventually rests for 12 months in bottle.

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