Simply put, Super Tuscans are the premium wines of the IGT classification. As with most great wine classifications, there’s much more to the story. Originally, the term “Super Tuscan” referred to any Tuscan red wine that did not adhere to traditional regional blending laws. Unlike the traditional Toscanas, Super Tuscans blended with other varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon. Because these blends did not conform to the strict DOC(G) classifications, winemakers began labeling their wines “vino da tavola”, or “table wine”. However, these superb wines were far and above the typical table wine. As such, the Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) classification was created where the wine was classified based on region rather than varietal or blend. An IGT Toscana guarantees that at least 85% of the fruit used was sourced from the region. A Super Tuscan is an IGT Toscana that is of a certain premium quality and is often the signature wine from the producer.
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is proud to include the following Super Tuscans in our family:
Tenuta di Castiglioni