2018 Petra Hebo Toscana

Tuscany Italy

Medium-Bodied

£22.00 now, and £22.00 on the 15th of each month

A delicious Super Tuscan red from an innovative, non-invasive producer in southern Tuscany

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First payment: 15th November 2021

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A pleasure to drink

Grape Variety

50% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot 10% Sangiovese

Sweetness

Dry

Alcohol

13.5%

Winemaking

Vegan, Vegetarian

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Hebo was the name of an ancient Etruscan settlement in Suvereto, in the Maremma region  on the beautiful southern coast of Tuscany.  Here the Moretti family use organic farming and sustainable production practices to produce Petra wines.

Hebo is a great example of a Super Tuscan red wine.  Back in the 1960s, some Tuscan producers began experimenting with non-indigenous varieties from Bordeaux, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and using blends not allowed under Tuscan appellation law.  These were bottled as lowly Vino da Tavola wines but punched well above their status and so they collectively became known as Super Tuscans. The term became synonymous with adventurous winemaking, with producers experimenting with French barriques and new viticultural methods.

Petra “Hebo Toscana IGT” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and a little Sangiovese to retain the regional character, reflecting the rich soil in which it is grown in Maremma.  It is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are fresh aromas of black cherry, violet and blueberries which are complemented by hints of vanilla and exotic spice. On the palate, it is fresh and savoury.  It is a pleasure to drink.

 

How to serve it

Room

Pairs well with

Roasted and braised red meat dishes as well as tomato-based pasta, pizza, and smoked meats.  Mushroom lasagne with tangy tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.  White beans with garlic and rosemary.

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