Grape Varietals: 90% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and a 10% combination of Colorino & Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: The hills of Montepulciano, Italy
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Andrea Cecchi

This is one of the great wines of Tuscany, predominantly crafted from the indigenous Sangiovese varietal, fully expressing all the personality of this confident grape. The 2008 vintage was a vibrant mix of seasonal variables - but in the end, developing fruit will good character and ripe flavours. The weather was fine throughout the harvesting period, from the last week of September to the first week of October.

 

In the winery Andrea and his dedicated winemaking team cared for each unique parcel, extracting excellent balance in flavour and inviting aromas - with vinification at controlled temperatures for approximately 21 days. This was then followed by 24 months of maturation and aging in a mix of French and Slovenian oak barrels and an additional time of development in the bottle for 3 months before release.
In the glass you will be greeted by an intense ruby red colour, with hints of garnet around the edge. The wine has a bright bouquet - characteristic of Sangiovese, with an intense aroma of wild violets and fresh herbs. On the palate, this 'Vino Nobile' delivers layers of ripe, dark summer fruit characters, supported by integrated tannins, giving balance and a wonderful structure and length to the rich, earthy finish. Decant for 30-45 minutes and serve at 18°C.

Strength and balance in a classic Tuscan red wine.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and over the next 4-5 years.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with game dishes, BBQ and roasted red meats and aged, hard cheeses, enjoy.