Celebrating the Original Super Tuscans

Antinori’s Tignanello, Brancaia’s Il Blu and San Felice’s Vigorello shine in a retrospective vertical tasting

Celebrating the Original Super Tuscans
The vineyards of San Felice in Castelnuovo Berardenga (Courtesy of San Felice)
From the Sep 30, 2022, issue

The Historical Super Tuscans Committee was recently founded to protect and enhance the value of super Tuscans by sharing the history and the vision of the winemakers who created these groundbreaking wines. The wines we know today as super Tuscans were originally classified as simple vino da tavola (table wine) because, in the interest of achieving higher quality, they did not conform to the established practices and grape requirements of the region’s DOC and DOCG designations.

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson recently conducted vertical tastings of three game-changing super Tuscans—Antinori’s Tignanello, Brancaia's Il Blu and San Felice's Vigorello. Get a primer on the development of these legendary wines, plus scores for wines from throughout the decades.

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