Super Tuscan WineMaker's Dinner

Fri Dec 17, 2010
Fountain Restaurant
Restaurants, Wine, Food & Drink Event/Festival


SUPER TUSCAN: A definition from the Associazione del Vino Toscano

Definition: IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica = typical regional wine) wines are, if of a certain quality, also called SUPER TUSCANS. IGT wines can range incredibly in price - from a couple of euro to hundreds of euro. An IGT Toscana guarantees that a minimum of 85% of the grapes used in the wine have grown in the region (this is an insurance that we don't have if we drink a "vino da tavola" which theoretically could come from any part of the world). However, much of the IGT wine is produced with grapes that come from the wine producers' own vineyards, especially when talking of the Super Tuscans that are top quality wines. The grape variety, vinification, aging and final blend are all up to the creativity of the wine maker.

To sum it up, this wine is so great that it defied classical definitions and had to be classified independently. For this month’s dinner, The Fairmont San Jose offers you some of the best Super Tuscans in the world.

Wines of Castello Banfi
December 17, 2010, 7 p.m – Fountain Restaurant @ The Fairmont SJ

Reception: Chef’s Selection of Italian Hors d’oeuvres
Centine Bianco

Banfi Cum Laude
Prosciutto wrapped seared scallops, grilled radicchio, balsamic syrup

Banfi Summus
Sonoma squab breast, butternut squash risotto, natural jus

Banfi Excelsus
Roasted venison loin, chestnut puree, pomegranate sauce

Quince- lavender crepe, cappelletti, mascarpone ice cream, amaretto chocolate sauce

Price: $95++
Includes a bottle of Centine Bianco to take home
This Dinner will be featured in Fountain Restaurant

More Info

408.998.1900 (Box Office)



  1. Fountain Restaurant
    170 S Market St, San Jose, CA