Several important critics have rated this Toscana IGT wine highly: Wine Spectator gave the 2010 vintage a score of 90. Numerous prizes have been won by this wine: the Dallas Wine Competition awarded the 2009 Silver and the Decanter World Wine Awards awarded the 2009 vintage Bronze. This wine represents good value for money (as measured by our Quality Price Ratio). Merlot – Sangiovese are two grapes extensively grown and widely appreciated in Italy. Sangiovese is internationally renowned for its well-balanced structure and savory flavors. It also happens to be Italy’s most planted grape variety, one that has found considerable success in various New World regions. The ubiquitous Merlot, on the other hand, is a relatively new addition to Italy’s stable of wine grapes, but production volumes have increased exponentially since the 1990s.