DENOMINATION: Red Tuscan Wine IGT
PRODUCTION AREA: San Giovanni d’Asso
GRAPE VARIETIES: Sangiovese 100%
SOIL: Medium texture, developed on calcareous ground
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Spurred cordon with 8 buds per plant.
Planting 2,80x0,80 m; density: 4500 grape-vines/hectare
ALTITUDE: 260-300 m above sea level
MICROCLIMATE: mild winter with occasional frosts, hot summers with little rains.
PRODUCTION PER HA: 55 hectolitres
CULTIVATION: All processes are carried out taking account of the environment and the local culture, in order to try to interfere as little as possible with its natural course. The vineyard is carefully processed by hand, according to the principles of organic farming. The grapes are accurately selected before the harvest in order to increase its quality.
VINIFICATION: 15 days of fermentation (temperature below 30°), followed by maceration on the skins (10 days about), ageing in french oaks (barriques) for 3 months. Before being sold the wine lies in bottles for 2 months.
COLOR: intense brilliant ruby reded.
SMELL: the fruity aroma is intense, firm and clean, with sensation of black cherry, and fresh note of licorice.
TASTE: taste is smouth, full-bodied and round. Good persistence that leaves in mouth a sense of great balance.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16/18°C; storage 8-14°C
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: red meat, game, roasts, Florentine steak and so on.