Lorenzo & Isabelle IGT Toscana 2013

by Laura Gray on February 27, 2017

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This wine is what is known as a SuperTuscan; an IGT Toscana. Every region of Italy can produce an IGT; Sicily, Piedmont and so on.  The only limitation is that the grapes come from within the large geographical area of the region in question. In our case, the fact of this wine including a blend of varietals one of the things that stops it fitting into the tight “recipes” of the Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Similar to the prototype Super Tuscans, Tignanello and Sassicaia, the Lorenzo & Isabelle shows elegance, power, and illustrates the marriage of the new and old world. It retains the terroir of Montalcino, with an international flair from Cab Franc and Petit Verdot.

The current owner purchased Il Palazzone in 2000. For five years he researched and studied various Supertuscans before settling on a blend of his own. From the very beginning he knew that he wanted to make a wine to commemorate his parents. Lorenzo & Isabelle were their names and this wine was made to honour them and their marriage. The symphony of varietals and the harmony of the blend is a testament to the union between Lorenzo & Isabelle; the strength and elegance of Lorenzo and the sweetness and determination of Isabelle.

The first bottling of Lorenzo & Isabelle was the 2005 vintage, released in 2007. Now, ten years later, we have bottled the 2013 vintage, for 2017 release. The wine is deep dark red. The bouquet shows intense red and black fruit with an abundance of dark cherries. Tertiary notes of cigar and spice reveal all the prettiness of Cabernet Franc backed up by the rigor and austerity of Montalcino. Lorenzo & Isabelle is elegant, juicy, complex and polished; a fitting homage to its namesakes.

Vintage 2013
Aging in wood: 34 months in large barrels
Grape Varietal  50% Sangiovese, 45% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Total production: 6.406  0.75 Liter bottles, 130 1.5 Magnums.
Bottled: 14th March in ecological, lightweight bottles
Alcohol per volume%: 13.57
Total acidity%: 6.26  g/l
pH: 3.41
Dry extract: 3,4

Be patient, I’m trying to gather my thoughts 😉


We are still in the process of selecting a restaurant to create a recipe for our Lorenzo & Isabelle. If you would like to suggest a candidate, please email laura@ilpalazzone.com



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