GRAPE VARIETY: Colorino 100%
EXPOSURE: East – West
TYPE OF SOIL: Loose rich in rock fragments and skeleton.
PLANTING DENSITY: 5000 vines /ha.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Capovolto toscano
HARVEST TIME: green harvesting with thinning out of the bunches in the period of August. Selection and harvesting of the grapes in September. Mechanical Harvest.
PRESSING: Soft pressing and de-stalking.
MACERATION: on the skins for at least 20 days with frequent daily remontage.
FERMENTATION AND AGING: alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts in glazed concrete tanks at 30-32C; malolactic fermentation and aging in french oak barriques for 12 months; further refining in bottle minimum 6 months;
WINE-TASTING NOTES: intense red colour tending to violaceus, hints of very mature forest fruits embellished with hints of cloves, aromatic herbs and sweet violet, the slight presence of oak is perfectly integrated into the scent; the taste is seductive with soft velvety tannin of excellent quality, a balanced warmth with a sweet final of long persistence.
LONGEVITY: potential aging of 15-20 years
REVIEWS: Vintage 2008 92 pts Wine Spectator, 2 bicchieri Gambero rosso; Vintage 2009 95 pts Suckling ; Vintage 2010 91 pts Wine Advocate , 90 pts Stefan Tanzers , 1 bicchiere Gambero Rosso ; Vintage 2011 2 stelle Veronelli , 93 pts Suckling; Vintage 2014 93 pts Suckling ; Vintage 2012 91 pts Vinous ; Vintage 2014 2 stelle Veronelli , 93 pts Suckling , 92 pts Vinous (Galloni) ; Vintage 2015 95 pts Suckling e Top 100 Italian Wines, 3 Stelle Veronelli ; 92 pts Vinous (Galloni) ; Vintage 2016 92 pts Vinous , 92 pts Suckling , 3 stelle Veronelli , 4 Grappoli Bibenda , 2 bicchieri Gambero rosso , Silver Medal CMB ; Vintage 2018 92 pts Suckling , Bronze Medal Concorso Mondiale di Bruxelles , Commended International Wine Challenge, Gold Medal Gilbert&Gaillart