Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022 (JS-95)
The blackcurrants and violets really come through here with hints of sandalwood on the nose. It’s full-bodied with very fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Polished and long. Give it at least three or four years to come around. Try after 2025.
Classification: Toscana IGT
Frist production yesr: 1987
N. bottles produced on average: around 18.000
Varieties: 90% cabernet, remaining merlot
Vineyard area: 15 ha.
Altitude: 250-350 m.s.l.m.
Type of soil: silty-clay in nature with a slight presence of stones
Plant density: 5.000 plants per hectare
Harvest method: manual in crates with a secondary manual selection in cantina
Vinification: fermentation and maceration in conical stainless steel vats for a period
Aging: 16 months in new French oak barrels
Aging potential: over 20 years