A nose that expresses elegance and aromatic refinement. Fragrant aromas of ripe fruit with hints of spices and minerals, an intense and enduring bouquet. The volume on the palate is delightful with the pleasants sweetness of the fruit, the structure develops with a dense texture of mature, soft tannins that ensure length and a pleasantly delicious aftertaste. A balanced, high-class wine that will develop over the next twenty years.
GRAPE: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah, 20% Merlot
ORIGIN: Italy - Tuscany
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 to 18°C
THE STORY: Laura, Moreno Petrini and winemaker Saverio Petrilli own Tenuta di Valgiano, taking over a run-down estate since 1993. Their sixteen ha of vineyards are predominantly south-facing on a below steep forested slope. Sangiovese enjoys calcareous soil, sandstone pebbles are ideal for Syrah, while Merlot thrives on pockets of clay.
In the winery, the hand-harvested grapes are still foot trodden. Red fermentation is in small wooden vats, the whites mostly in stainless steel. Maturation is is small, lightly-toasted French barrels, with only 5% new wood.
Certified in biodynamics since 2011