A Super Tuscan wine come from Tuscany on the central West coast of Italy but after that there are no rules. The wines are blends of native varieties like Sangiovese but can include alien grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Cabernet Franc. What excites us is not only the complexity of these wines but the philosophy of the innovative winemakers who went out on a limb to make exceptional wine rather than follow the traditional restrictive recipe laid down by Italian Wine Law.
Maree and I also like to think of ourselves as innovators and experimenters. So when the Brunello clone of Sangiovese we planted in 2002 reached maturity naturally we looked to the work of others, conducted our own experiments and blends and arrived at Hugo George. This is our version of the Super Tuscan, 70% Sangiovese, 25 % Merlot and 5 % Cabernet Franc.