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Top 10 Best Tuscan Red Wines for under $80

It’s a coveted Italian wine with aromas of cherry and ripe black fruits. Tuscan wines are, of course, from Tuscany, which is located in the Central Region of Italy. The region has some of Italy’s most renowned appellations, such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. But good wine needn’t be expensive. Here are some of the best Tuscan Red wines for under $80.

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1. Corte Medicea Eklektós Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby red color. Intense aromas of mocha and pepper, fresh notes of red fruits like plums, blueberries and raspberries. On the palate, elegant and silky, with a full body and harmonious tannins. Pair this wine with aged cheeses, game and red meat.

Eklektos embraces the modern style of winemaking as 10% of the grapes are harvested late in order to obtain the rich, sweet blueberry fruit that defines many Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. People who love the wines of Orin Swift and Caymus, will find a friend here.

Pricing: SGD 34.99

Website: Vivino


2. Tuscante Governo All’Uso Toscano 2018


This Tuscante red vintage is showing us the results of a rather original winemaking approach. It has been inspired by Veneto methods where there are two types of harvest – one at full ripeness and the other after being dried on the plant, or as in the Veneto they dry on racks in the cellar. In the glass, we find a concentrated juice but not too much, good notes of black cherry jam, hint of smoke around the edges and the finish is delicious, fruity and full with good yet fine tannins. A great example of an Italian wine with great provenance.

Pricing: SGD 35

Website: Vivino


3. Podere le Ripi Amore e Follia 2018


Tasting notes : Very deep red with purple shadows, a large bouquet of black fruits, forest floor, pinewood with a hint of white rose and jasmine. A distinctive texture of wellbounds tannins paired with a great minerality, a slight bitterness develops as an after-taste. Serve with roast meat, aged cheeses, and pasta. Serving temperature from 16° to 18°C.

Pricing: SGD 78

Website: Vivino


4. San Michele a Torri Murtas 2016


VINES: Produced mainly from Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Colorino grapes.
APPEARANCE: Ruby red, dense and consistent with violet hue reflections
AROMA: Intense and persistent with hints of pepper, tobacco and coffee but also fruity with notes of herbs and flowers.
TASTE: Warm, soft and fruity with elegant tannins, finishing off with a hint of toasted flavor.

Pricing: SGD 30

Website: Vivino


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5. Valvirginio Baron del Nero Rosso 2015


Important wine that takes its name from an old mill, located along the creek that runs near Virginio to the winery, called just “the Black Baron Molino”. Core product of the red IGT, born from cabernet sauvignon and merlot, vinified separately, it undergoes a further period of aging in wood for at least twelve months, after which they proceed to the assembling and to the bottling of the product. The wine has a ruby red color. It’ s scent is broad and refined where the sensation of red fruits are blended with notes of vanilla and spice, forming together a very pleasant aroma. To the palate it’ s soft, long and persistent, accompanied by a spicy aftertaste. It goes very well with tasty red meats as is the classic Florentine steak and hunted game.

Pricing: SGD 59

Website: Vivino


6. Antinori Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino 2018


Pian delle Vigne’s Rosso di Montalcino offers to the eye a lively ruby red color. The nose is characterized by such ripe red fruit as plums and red currents, sustained by pleasurable sensations of dog roses and Mediterranean herbs, sage and origan. The palate is vigorous and fresh with silky tannins. The notes of ample red fruit, capable given fullness and persistence to the wine, are striking. The wine, in general, both on the nose and palate, is rather complex for a young bottle, with a drinking pleasure characterized by suppleness, freshness, and savor.

Pricing: SGD 65

Website: Vivino


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7. Tenuta Luce Lucente 2018


The wine is an intense and bright red color. The nose opens with intense fruity hints of blackberry, plum and currant, enriched by toasted and vanilla nuances. On the palate it is full and enveloping, soft and elegant, with a persistent finish that displays a pleasantly sweet and fruity aftertaste. Alcohol 14.5%, GRAPE VARIETIES – Merlot, Sangiovese.

Pricing: SGD 63

Website: Vivino


8. Corte Medicea Atos 2016


Corte Medicea Toscana Rosso “ATOS” 2015, red, dry, full body, 14% alc.

Grape Varieties: 100 % Merlot

Nose:  Chocolate, liquorice and spices are blended together with blueberry and ribes.

Palate:  Mellow, velvet and long.

Aging:  18 months in 225 lt french oak barrels and the rest of the time in bottle

Serving temperature:  16°/18° C 

Suggested serving:  Aged cheeses, game and red meat.

Pricing: SGD 56

Website: Vivino


9. Barbanera Ser Passo Rosso 2019


Ser Passo has been conceived as an attempt to surprise and delight the wine consumer with new flavors, tastes and aromas. The unique flavors are of intense, strong and ripe fruits, such as cherries and black cherries. A velvety structure on the palate leaves a graceful softness in the mouth which make it suitable for tasty pasta, red meats and game in general.

Pricing: SGD 39

Website: Vivino


10. Tenuta di Artimino Iris Rosso Toscana 2015


Tasting Notes:  Bright purple colour and intensly complex nose of red fruits, spice, herbs, cedar and cigar box. The Structure is well judged with grippy tannins, freshness and a good use of oak that lets the varietals shine. Complex and long, fine yet understated.

Country of Origin: Italy

Grape: Merlot 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

Wine Color: Red

Serving Temp: 6-8°C

Alcohol: 14%

Pricing: SGD 69.99

Website: Vivino


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