Basic Information

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.

AIS Duemilavini
4 viti
Antonio Galloni
Wine Enthusiast
Monica Larner
Mondo Wein der Welt
Gerhard Eichelmann
Othmar Kiem
Wine Spectator
James Suckling
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