Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro Il Bosco 2003
Wine info as displayed in Italian on the front label (and translated here): "The extraordinary relationship between the terroir of the Cortona hills in Eastern Tuscany(an area with a dry climate and bright sunlight) and the syrah grape, has led us to devote most of the 123.5 acres (in total) and the entire production of red wines to this variety. Il Bosco is the result of the best parts of the oldest vines."
100% Syrah. Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro is the pioneering winery for Rhone-style wines in Cortona. The d'Alessandro family purchased the 200-acre Manzano farm in 1967 at a time when Cortona was unknown for its wine. The winery began experimenting with 10 acres of syrah in the late 1980s and discovered that Cortona was ideally suited to Rhone varietals. They followed with an additional 80 acres of Rhone varietals and are now recognized as the benchmark producer of syrah and viognier in Italy. Giuseppe Calabresi, a partner of Massimo d'Alessandro since 2007, acquired the estate in 2015, while his son, Filippo Calabresi, has assumed responsibility in the cellar.