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
Aromas of blackberries, raspberries and hints of tar follow through to a full-bodied palate with supersilky tannins and a long finish.
Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.
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