Grand Maestro

Grand Maestro Italiano Governo All'Uso Toscano IGT 2018

This magical Maestro is full, elegant, silky and one of the best value wines we've had to date.  The winemakers at Grand Maestro use a technique known locally as “Governo” when creating their bottles...
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Grand Maestro

Grand Maestro Italiano Governo All'Uso Toscano IGT 2018

Tasting Notes
  • Region Italy
  • Wine Style Powerful Reds
  • Wine Type Red
  • Grapes Merlot, Sangiovese
  • Closure Cork
Details

This magical Maestro is full, elegant, silky and one of the best value wines we've had to date. 

The winemakers at Grand Maestro use a technique known locally as Governowhen creating their bottles of Toscano Rosso. This involves leaving some of the grapes to partially dry, before they are added into the vat of fermenting grapes, helping to complete fermentation. This gives the resulting drop notes of rich dried fruit like currants and prunes, increasing its intensity and leading to a fuller body. It would go great with a perfectly cooked rack of lamb, or rich beef ragu. Drink it now!

Lynnette Hudson, Experienced Winemaker and Advisor "Governo is the name for this winemaking technique supposedly developed in Tuscany where grapes are harvested and dried in the lofts (today they use warehouses with specific humidity and temperature control). These dried grapes are added to a vat of red grapes which have almost finished fermenting. This produces wines with aromas of dried and baked fruit, generous round fruit on the palate and like the previous wine, the sensation of some sweetness, but the wine is dry." 

13.5%

Merlot, Sangiovese

17/20, Wine Central Tasting Panel

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Shipping

  • Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $5.99 for Auckland, $7.99 for the North Island and $9.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $9.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
  • Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
  • Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
  • We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
  • We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.

Returns

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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