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COLORINO

IGT Toscana

GRAPE VARIETY: Colorino

EXPOSURE: East – West

TYPE OF SOIL: Loose rich in rock fragments and skeleton.

PLANTING DENSITY: 5500 vines /ha.

CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Spurred cordon

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 12/15 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: WINE SPECTATOR vintage 2008 92/100, WINE ADVOCATE vintage 2010 91/100 – STEFAN TANZERS vintage 2010 90/100, J. SUCKLING vintage 2009 95/100 , vintage 2011 93/100. vintage 2014 93 pts. , vintage 2015 95/100 and Top 100 Italian Wines , vintage 2016 92 pts. ; VINOUS vintage 2015 92 pts , vintage 2016 92 pts

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