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
Intense aromas of black fruit. A firm and silky wine with fine tannins and a luscious finish.
Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.
Othmar Kiem, Simon Staffler