Marsiliana IGT awarded by Wine Advocate for the 2013, 2014, 2015 vintages
The three vintages of Marsiliana win over 90 points from Wine Advocate
The Wine Advocate magazine, recognized worldwide for the quality of its wine reviews, awarded with excellent scores 2013, 2014, 2015 vintages of Marsiliana Costa Toscana IGT.
An important recognition that arrives on time for the red wine symbol of Tenuta Marsiliana. Obtained from the selection of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes that the vineyards produced in those years.
All three vintages of Marsiliana IGT Costa Toscana were tasted by Monica Larner, responsible for Italy of the Wine Advocate magazine. The rating scale with which the magazine reviews the wines provides for a maximum of 100 points. Well Marsiliana IGT Costa Toscana has been rewarded with over 90 points for three consecutive years. A truly excellent result. In particular, the 2013 vintage scored 93 points, the 2014 vintage 91 points and the 2015 vintage scored 95 points.
Here is what Monica Larner wrote: “I tasted these wines with Duccio Corsini in his splendid Villa Le Corti in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, in the denomination of Chianti Classico. Prince Corsini has a large estate in Maremma, which covers over 2,800 hectares with 20 hectares of vines. Those vines are located about 12 kilometres from the sea and were planted in 1996“.
Marsiliana 2013, a full and generous red wine
On the pages of Wine Advocate Monica Larner assigns 93 points to Marsiliana 2013 IGT Costa Toscana.
“Despite the hot vintage – the wine critic writes – the Marsiliana of 2013 is very good and has a typical Maremma character. Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) was increased in this vintage at the expense of Merlot (30%), rounded off by 10% with Petit Verdot. It is a full and generous red, and the decision, for this vintage, to age it for 18 months in new 60% wood makes it a bolder wine than in the past. It is perfect with a grilled steak. Between 6,000 and 7,000 bottles were produced”.
Marsiliana 2014, thin in the mouth with hints of pepper
Marsiliana 2014 IGT Costa Toscana scores 91 points in Monica Larner’s review on Wine Advocate.
This is what the critics write: “I found the 2014 Marsiliana slightly thinner in the mouth than other vintages. This was a moderately good growing season in the Maremma, not nearly as ascorsching as 2015 or 2017. In this edition, you’ll pick up a lot of black pepper, especially – a characteristic of the Cabernet Sauvignon that dominates this blend. there are also some cured meat and woody notes. I imagine pairing this wine with a smoked bacon and pecorino dish by the fire”.
Marsiliana 2015 wins 95 points
Marsiliana 2015 IGT Costa Toscana hit the top score in Monica Larner’s review on Wine Advocate magazine.
For this wine, the wine critic writes: “Described as the grand vin of this estate, the Marsiliana 2015 is remarkable for its precision and definition. This Tuscan red is a well-structured blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The forest and floral are some of the fine details mirroring the vineyards of limestone earth nestled among Maremma pines. Black fruit matched seamlessly to savoury nuances. The vintage is still young, as this wine is built for the long haul.
The Wine Advocate magazine
Wine Advocate is the bimonthly publication created by Robert Parker, a real point of reference for the wine sector at an international level. Through its famous 100-point scale, the magazine reviews wines from around the world, confirming the success of a winery.
Parker invests in this editorial project driven by his passion for wine. The magazine was born in 1978 as an oenological guide under the name “The Baltimore – Washington Wine Advocate”; a magazine free from any connection with wineries and wine merchants, at the service of consumers and financed only by subscribers.
A real guarantee of impartial evaluations. A few years later, the magazine takes the name of “The Wine Advocate”. Having gone down in history for having positively reviewed the 1982 Bordeaux vintage (while many winemakers rated it mediocre), since that moment it has become an institution in the wine sector.
The element that distinguishes it from other magazines that deal with wine is the invention of its system of evaluation of wines in cents, a modality that is still the reference system for wine criticism.