Toscana Rosso I.G.T. 2009

This wine is made from selected Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet, Merlot grapes of our production. The selected grape harvesting and the wine-making procedure are each effected separately. The fermentation lasts about 18-25 days, depending on the season. After the racking and at the end of malolactic fermentation (December-January) (procedure aimed to diminish the wine acidity to make it taste smoother) the wine is poured into 225 litre French oak casks, of various essences and origins, where it is let matured for 18-20 months. At the end of this period it is assembled and bottled. The wine is kept in cellar at a controlled temperature of 16-18 degrees in glass, maturing for about six months before use.

DENOMINATION:   Toscana Rosso I.g.t.
PRODUCTION AREA:Hills around Monte S. Savino
ALTITUDE:320 – 330 m a.s.l.
EXPOSURE:South – East
TYPE OF CULTIVATIONspurred ribbed espalier type
VINEYARDS (average):20 years
MATURAZIONEin barriques di rovere francese per 18 mesi, poi in vasche d’acciaio
AGING:in French oak barriques for 8-9 months, then in steel casks
BOTTLE REFINING:Minimum 12 months
COLOUR:deep  garnet ruby red
FRAGRANCE:intense and persistent
FLAVOUR: Sapid, full body, round and velvety
PAIRING:Fine meats, noble game, braised red meats