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New & Limited in Quantity: Eclipse BRAVADO from Tuscany, Italy

Jul 7, 2016

The rulebreaker. The rebel. The rogue. Introducing Eclipse BRAVADO. 

A new Eclipse is here. But just like the real thing, this rare phenomenon can only be experienced for a short time.

On the heels of the phenomenally popular Eclipse FORZA, Just Fine Wine & Winexpert are pleased to announce BRAVADO,  the newest Eclipse limited release.  Hailing from Tuscany, BRAVADO is a tribute to the Italian winemakers of the seventies who had the confidence (and bravado) to challenge the rules regarding which varietals were allowed to be blended into Italian wines.  The result of these rogue winemakers was the "super tuscan" and Eclipse BRAVADO is a beautiful example of this style of wine.

Winexpert has secured a limited supply of juice for this exceptional Super Tuscan from Italy. BRAVADO, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese, has inviting aromas of dried fruit and smokey leather. The palate is round and full with rich cherry and plum leading to warm vanilla and a hint of spice. This wine kit also includes grape skins for added depth.

BRAVADO can be ordered now at Just Fine Wine. The wine kits will be available in-store by July 13, 2016 and will last until until quantities run out. Ready in 8 weeks, this wine kit will produce approximately 23L of finished wine (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) and is priced at $210 On-Premise or $160 Kit-Only. Contact us to secure yours today!

 

Eclipse BRAVADO - Tuscany, Italy

Eclipse BRAVADO

 

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THE REGION: TUSCANY, ITALY. Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is home to some of the most recognizable art and architecture including Michelangelo’s “David” and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Vineyards grow on sloping hillsides to provide good sun exposure and drainage, helping to bring the grapes to their full potential. 

THE WINE: In the 1970s, some inventive Italian winemakers undoubtedly had a lot of bravado. They had the confidence to challenge the status quo (and rules) regarding which varietals were allowed to be blended into Italian wines. As a result, the “Super Tuscan” was born. Eclipse Bravado is medium ruby colour with inviting aromas of dried fruit and smoky leather notes. The palate is round and full with rich cherry and plum leading to warm vanilla and a hint of spice.

FOOD PAIRING: Super Tuscans and meat go hand in hand as a lot of Tuscan dishes feature braised beef or veal. Hearty, meaty wood fired pizza would also complement the wine’s complexity and smoky notes.

STYLE: Bold Red        SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        OAK: Heavy        ALCOHOL: 14%*

PRICE: $210 On-Premise | $160.00 Take-Home

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

New Eclipse BRAVADO