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HomeShopRed WineLuogotenente



A distinctive personality that exudes aromas of dark berries, figs, moss, juniper, and bitter chocolate. On the palate, this excellent companion to steaks or herb-infused dishes reveals pronounced tannins, a prominent acidity, and subtle bitterness in the finish.


Grape variety: Fogliatonda, Sangiovese, TeroldegoQuality: Rosso Toscano, Indicazione Geografica Tipica – IGTOverall production: 6000 bottlesAlcohol: 14,5 %vol.Serving temperature: Tempered at 15 °C in summer, and at 18 °C in the cooler seasons.

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This red wine is courageous and unconventional. This unique interpretation of a Tuscan red wine, made from the varieties Fogliatonda, Sangiovese, and Teroldego, aims to express what Count Toggenburg wants to achieve for the family. A passion project that wears his favorite color, blue, on the label, which he values for its understated yet powerful elegance.


Count Toggenburg prefers to drink Luagotnente with refined meat dishes, which can either be locally rooted or interpreted in an exotic manner. Through the marriage of three indigenous grape varieties, Luogotenente naturally pairs well with a good steak, as we grill it in Tuscany. The Fogliatonda grape gives this wine its lush yet soft tannins, while ensuring it goes harmoniously with braised meat dishes, e.g. the classic brasato, or a goulash made of game, or a lamb tajine.


Tip: Needs time to breathe to fully express himself, so please open in time, possibly even the day before.


The grapes for our Luogotenente come from three vineyards – Vigna del Cimitero, Vigna del Poggio and Vigna del Poggino. All three are hillside locations with predominantly clayey-loamy soil, occasionally featuring a low proportion of stones. They are very rich soils, providing a perfect foundation for full-bodied, round wines. Maceration takes around 14 days, iological malolactic fermentation occurs partially during the fermentation or immediately thereafter. The wine is then aged for some six months in previously used wooden casks and the process concludes with a further six months in steel tanks. The wine is bottle-aged for a half-year following bottling.

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