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.
IGT Rosso Toscana
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sangiovese 30%, Petit Verdot 10%
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards elevation and exposure
75-175 mt a.s.l; S-W exp.
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
24.08.07 - 18.09.07
Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6‰
Temperature of fermentation
Up to 18 days
18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
First year of production
Up to 25 years
Notes of currant, blackberry, mint and licorice. Silky tannins and a long, rich finish.
Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.