Aged in French oak, only the best grapes are used in this wine. Complex aroma of cherry, blackberry, plum and spice followed by a rich palate and lingering finish, which reflects the unique terroir of the Florentine hills.
In the 1970s, some Tuscan producers came to believe that the legal rules governing the production of Chianti were too restrictive. (For example, they required the use of some white grapes in this red wine, and they prohibited blending in non-traditional grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.) Or these wine makers wanted to make wine outside of the allowed Chianti zone. They coined the term “super Tuscan” to distinguish their wines from the inexpensive, low-quality wines that were associated with the term vino da tavolar “table wine,” that they were forced to put on the label.
Today, most super Tuscans use the legal appellation of IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica), which gives producers more flexibility than Chianti and other Tuscan DOCs and more prestige than vino da tavola. The wines tend to be modern, big and rich—and often carry a price tag of €100 or more a bottle.
Ugo Bing started making his Super Tuscan in the late 90’s and with the assistance of the renowned Federico Staderini has been being producing spectacular low volumes specialist wines year on year with his award wining Chianti wines.less