Ilatraia

 

Power meets finesse

The Ilatraia is our top wine from the Maremma – it is full-bodied and impresses with its freshness, precision and elegance. This wine shows a perfect balance between maturity and finesse. It is extremely silky and polished with supple tannins that are typical of the Tuscan coast. The blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc shows the full beauty of this terroir. This is not least because the three grape varieties can ripen perfectly without irrigation. Ilatraia is aged in half new French barriques for 18 months and then matures in the bottle for at least one year. “What a balance of maturity and finesse. Great potential, ”says James Suckling, praising the 2015 Ilatraia.

Ideal with: dishes with balanced, intense flavors, with meat and game dishes (fried or braised), with poultry such as pigeon or pheasant. Our favorite: fresh tagliatelle with wild boar ragout.

Ilatraia 2016
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 27.08.17 - 15.09.17
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 6,10‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense aromas of black fruit. A firm and silky wine with fine tannins and a luscious finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Wine Advocate
95
Monica Larner
Wine Enthusiast
92
Kerin O'Keefe
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Falstaff
93
Othmar Kiem, Simon Staffler
James Suckling
94
James Suckling
Bibenda
5 grappoli
WinesCritic.com
96
Raffaele Vecchione
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 01.09.16 - 24.09.16
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,90‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense aromas of black fruit. A firm and silky wine with fine tannins and a luscious finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Bibenda
5 grappoli
James Suckling
95
James Suckling
Wine Advocate
96+
Monica Larner
WinesCritic.com
97
Raffaele Vecchione
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 12.09.15 - 22.09.15
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,50‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of black licorice and dark berries. Full-bodied, extremely silky with lovely tannins. Deep and long.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Falstaff
93
Othmar Kiem
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
93
Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate
95
Monica Larner
James Suckling
96
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 09.09.14 - 29.09.14
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,80‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Blackberry, dark currant and hints of rose petal aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, very fine texture and a pretty finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
93
Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate
93
Monica Larner
James Suckling
93
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 05.09.13 - 29.09.13
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,70‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Combines black cherry, plum, spice, iron and tobacco flavors. Full and juicy with tight tannins.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
93
Gigi Brozzoni
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Simple Wine News
97
Wine Advocate
97
Monica Larner
Falstaff
94
Othmar Kiem
James Suckling
94
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 23.08.12 - 05.10.12
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,40‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Dense and tightly wound, with black cherry and blueberry aromas. Cedar, smoke, tar and tobacco notes add complexity. Balanced and long, with a compact finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Luca Maroni
92
Luca Maroni
Wine Advocate
93
Monica Larner
James Suckling
93
James Suckling
Falstaff
94
Othmar Kiem
Wine Spectator
94
Bruce Sanderson
Decanter
95 - Gold Medal
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 24.08.11 - 27.09.11
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,40‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Cherry and strawberry notes with leather and sweet spice accents. Dense tannins show on the finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
92
Daniel Thomases
AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
Wine Enthusiast
92
Kerin O'Keefe
Wine Spectator
92
Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate
92
Monica Larner
James Suckling
94
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 04.09.10 - 06.10.10
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,80‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Flavors of black currant, violet and sweet spice, with a hint of tobacco. Shows elegant tannins and a long aftertaste of black currant and spice.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
www.blindtested.com
92
Markus Del Monego, Andreas Larsson
I Vini di Veronelli
92
Daniel Thomases
Falstaff
93
Othmar Kiem
Wine Advocate
93
Monica Larner
James Suckling
93
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
94
Bruce Sanderson
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 20.08.09 - 30.09.09
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Dark fruit, black olives, sage and rosemary are some of the nuances that flow from the glass.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
I Vini di Veronelli
92
Gigi Brozzoni
Falstaff
94
Othmar Kiem
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 21.08.08 - 26.09.08
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Full-bodied and velvety with aromas of ripe, juicy fruit and a long finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
91
Daniel Thomases
AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
Falstaff
91
Othmar Kiem
Wine Spectator
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 24.08.07 - 18.09.07
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Notes of currant, blackberry, mint and licorice. Silky tannins and a long, rich finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
Falstaff
91
Othmar Kiem
Wine Advocate
92
Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
96
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 28.08.06 - 29.09.06
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,70‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of currant and fresh herbs, such as basil and sage. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a balanced, juicy finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold Medal
Wine Enthusiast
92
Monica Larner
Wine Spectator
92
James Suckling
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Falstaff
94
Othmar Kiem
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.05 - 27.09.05
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 5,50‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of blackberry and mineral, with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
Vinous
91
Antonio Galloni
Wine Enthusiast
91
Monica Larner
Mondo Wein der Welt
92
Gerhard Eichelmann
Falstaff
92
Othmar Kiem
Wine Spectator
95
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.04 - 01.10.04
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,70‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of licorice, blackberry, chocolate and mineral. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
91
Daniel Thomases
Falstaff
92
Othmar Kiem
Mondo Wein der Welt
92
Gerhard Eichelmann
Wine Spectator
92
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 18.08.03 - 10.09.03
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,90‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of blackberries, raspberries and hints of tar follow through to a full-bodied palate with supersilky tannins and a long finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
Mondo Wein der Welt
90
Gerhard Eichelmann
I Vini di Veronelli
91
Daniel Thomases
Falstaff
92
Othmar Kiem
Wine Spectator
96
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

ILATRAIA is the first wine from our vineyards in Maremma: an intense and elegant wine typical of its terroir and vinified in a modern manner. For centuries, the name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill at Brancaia in Maremma where, today, our best Petit Verdot is grown.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Maremma
Vineyards elevation and exposure 75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
Soils Sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay
Climate and microclimate Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Massive differences between day and night-time temperatures. A nearly constant coastal breeze assures a continuous ventilation of the vineyards.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.02 - 25.09.02
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13%; total acidity: 5,70‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 2002
Ageing potential Up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Blackberry, cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish.

Perfect with

Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Awards
AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
Wine Spectator
92
James Suckling
Wine International
95
Simon Woods