An Italian Syrah Saturday Splurge, the Castello della Mugazzena Gargantua from Tuscany.
Appetite comes with eating…but the thirst goes away with drinking.
- “Gargantua e Pantagruel” François Rabelais
Main Grape: Syrah 100%
Denomination: IGT Toscana
Wine making: alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperature
Well here's something you don't see every day, a 100% Syrah from Italy. Let's check it out!
The 2017 Castello della Mugazzena Gargantua opens with an enticing aroma of black cherry along with nicely integrated dried herb, baking spice and floral notes.
Tasting reveals a rather light-bodied and elegant Syrah with great balance with quite a nice expression of its juicy black cherry fruit. Continued touches of baking spice and dried herbs and a silky mouthfeel lead into the dry, long, savory finish.
This one will be quite hard to find but well worth the splurge if you do!
Ready to buy? Check your local retailers.