50&50 has a deep, ruby red color. Aromas of blackcurrants and sour cherries are intertwined with scents of sandalwood, cloves, thyme and menthol. The flavour is rich and enveloping with lots of ripe fruit and warm notes of baking spices. Long-lingering and elegant, the finish is delicately balsamic. This is a wine suitable for long ageing in the bottle.

Technical sheet

Grapes 50% Merlot that is produced by Avignonesi in the cellars of the Lodola estate, located in Valiano, to the north-east of the historic town of Montepulciano.
50% Sangiovese, produced by Capannelle, that is located in Gaiole in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena.
Ageing 24 months in French barriques
Refinement in the bottle 12 months in bottle.
Alcohol 13,5%
Serving temperature 18°C
Read the full story about this one-of-a-kind Super Tuscan here.

Accolades

92 / 100 - Wine Advocate

This is always such a curious and special wine. The 2012 50 & 50 does a great job of showing the prickly side of Sangiovese next to the soft side of Merlot. This wine represents a celebrated blend of two varieties from two of Tuscany's best estates. One is located near Cortona on the eastern side of Tuscany and the other is inside the Chianti Classico appellation. The wine shows great detailing with sharp fruit and spice on evident display. The intensity of the vintage (due to warmer than average growing conditions throughout the summer) is also evident in terms of the wine's textural richness.

Monica Larner

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Merano Wine Festival Platinum Award

Veronelli Wine Guide
93 points and Three Stars

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Stories

12Sep
2017

25 Years of 50&50: A Special Anniversary for a Special Wine

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03Mar
2016

Introducing Avignonesi Balsamico

acetocellar.jpg Introducing Avignonesi Balsamico, the latest addition to our line of artisanal  products. Available for sale, for the first time, exclusively at our Cellar Door! Read more
02Feb
2016

Tuesdays with Luca - Cooking Risotto

Risotto_Luca_Picture.jpg Check out the first recipe in our brand new blog series, Cooking with Luca! This week, we start with a classic Italian risotto paired with Avignonesi Il Marzocco Chardonnay Read more
21Aug
2015

50&50 - The Tale of Two Wineries

bottles.jpg 50&50 is an equal blend  of wine from  two separate,  but  equally renowned, wineries in Tuscany. Find out how this very unique wine came to be in 1988. Read more
30Aug
2012

Visit Avignonesi: A Tribute to Le Capezzine Estate

tribute1.jpg We recently had a young visitor: Louise Renard is only 17 years old but her photographs reveal a careful eye and a sense of place that belie her young age. We have decided to highlight her on our website precisely because she pays such a delicate... Read more
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