Basic Information

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.

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