- Nov 5, 2006
- Reaction score
- Raleigh, NC, USA
I didn't intend to sound critical of the naming. I was surprised at how loose the Super Tuscan description actually is.It can certainly be called Super Tuscan Style or maybe Uber Tuscan.
Those of us who are amateurs can name wines anything we want. But it's handy to have descriptive labels such as Meritage, Rhone, or Super Tuscan.
For my purposes, I'm going with my original (incorrect) understanding, and will probably label a Vinifera red that is at least half Italian grapes "Super Tuscan". Meritage is at least half Bordeaux grapes, and Rhone is at least half Rhone grapes. And if the wine is 33% each Italian, Bordeaux, and Rhone? I'll flip a coin or make something up!
@distancerunner, I'd call your blends Super Tuscan and Meritage.