Rosso Toscana IGT


Winemaker’s note: This wine offers scents of black currant with a hint underbrush. The taste is rich and vibrant of blueberry and dry prunes, together with leather and earth accents. The finish is long lasting and balanced. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, aged 14 months.

Type: Red wine
Appellation: Rosso di Toscana
Varietal: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Vineyard Areas: Between Bolgheri and Casino di Terra in Tuscany
Training system: Guyot. Vines are on average 10 years old
Vine density: 4,500
Yield of grapes in wine: 70 hl/ha (3.5 ton/acre)
Soil: Mostly clay and stones
Harvest: Middle of September
Wine-making: After de-stemming the grapes are not crushed, in order to keep the berries intact, assuring softer tannins and greater color extraction. Selected yeasts are added and the fermentation starts at a controlled temperature of 22-25° C (70-75° F) for about ten days. The wine is left in contact with the skin for about ten more days, after which it's racked. Then the bacteria are added and the malolactic fermentation takes place, lasting about six days.
Aging: The wine is separated from the skins by a soft pressing and is held in stainless steel tanks where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Once it is bottled, the wine is left to refine in the bottle for 5 months before release.
Alcohol: 13%
Food Pairing: It pairs well with grilled red meat, roast chicken and cheese
Serving temperature: 18°- 20° C (64°- 68°F)
Glass type: Balloon