From Tuscany’s heavenly 2016 vintage, Fattoria Kappa’s Rosso Toscano is a dream come true for Italian wine lovers. This elegant, inviting red combines the savory elegance of Tuscan terroir with the bold intensity of Bordeaux varieties. Fattoria Kappa is the result of two Austrian friends coming together in hopes of producing high-quality, affordable wine in Tuscany. Not just any winemaker would do—they needed a superstar. So the pair brought on board Andrea di Maia, the former winemaker of Isola e Olena’s Cepparello and Antinori’s Guado al Tasso—two Italian icons.
Kappa, the estate’s flagship wine, is a blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 30% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot—a delightful twist on a classic Bordeaux blend. Fourteen months in neutral oak gives the wine texture and body without masking the pure fruit flavors; a lack of fining or filtration adds to the rich mouthfeel. With notes of dark berries, spice, new leather, and mocha, this substantial, expansive, and well-balanced wine pairs excellently with poultry, red meat, or grilled vegetables; this versatile red is also a great choice to please a crowd.