IGT Red Tuscany
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.
Exposure: East – West
Type of soil: Loose rich in rock fragments and skeleton.
Planting density: 5000 vines /ha.
Training system: Overturned Tuscan cord
Harvest time: Green harvesting with thinning out of the bunches in the period of August. Selection and harvesting of the grapes in September.
Harvesting method: Mechanical harvesting and selection of the grapes.
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 ; further refining in bottle minimum 6 months;
Longevity: Potential aging of 15-20 years
Vintage 2004 95 pts Suckling
Vintage 2008 92 pts Wine Spectator, 2 bicchieri Gambero rosso
Vintage 2009 95 pts Suckling , 90 pts Veronelli , 90 pts Vinous (A. Galloni)
Vintage 2010 91 pts Wine Advocate , 90 pts Stefan Tanzers , 1 bicchiere Gambero Rosso
Vintage 2011 93 pts Suckling , 2 stelle Veronelli
Vintage 2013 91 pts. Suckling
Vintage 2014 93 pts Suckling , 2 stelle Veronelli , 92 pts Vinous
Vintage 2015 95 pts. Suckling e Top 100 Italian Best Wines, 92 pts Vinous , 3 stelle Veronelli
Vintage 2016 92 pts Vinous , 92 pts Suckling , 3 stelle Veronelli , 4 Grappoli Bibenda , 2 bicchieri Gambero rosso , Silver Medal CMB, Bronze Medal Decanter
Vintage 2018 92 pts Suckling , 93 pts Luca Maroni , 90 pts Vinous , 4 Grappoli Bibenda , 2 stelle Veronelli, 2 bicchieri Gambero Rosso , Commended International Wine Challenge, Gold Medal Gilbert&Gaillart , Bronze Medal Concours Mondial di Bruxelles , Bronze Medal Decanter, 3,5 vines Guida Vitae