BEST of the BEST 2015: Masseto 2011 Toscana

A super Tuscan by any name.

Although wine enthusiasts drink Super Tuscans with, well, great enthusiasm, not all of them can define precisely what one is. Coined in the 1970s, the term denotes Indicazione geografica tipica wines—or typical regional wines—that fall outside of the parameters of Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita labeling regulations. The latter guidelines require that a wine be produced in a specific region and in compliance with specific standards, which stipulate the varietals …

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