‘1489’ Toscana IGT

By | November 5, 2007

With autumn well and truly here I made an industrial lasagne at the weekend with plenty of vegetables and wine stewed in. I chose a ‘1489’ Toscana IGT 2006 from Baroncini to go with it. It’s called 1489 because that’s when they claim the family started making wine. It came from the area around San Gimignano, and area I’d cycled through along the Via Francigena.

It was a 100% Sangiovese, with a ruby colour and a rich cherry aroma, more like morello than cherryade. It had medium tannin and felt rounder than a young Chianti.

12% alcohol felt about right, and was pleasantly light. At just £6 a bottle it was good value and went really well with the lasagne. Unfortunately there weren’t any wine leftovers. The freezer is full of lasagne portions, I’ll just have to try other wines with it.