IGT Rosso Toscano
Sangiovese and indigenous grape varietals
(San Forte, Buonamico, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera)
Cosimo 2015 is the selection of the best grapes of our old vineyard which has more than 60 years of age and has been planted in traditional Tuscan style:
Various indigenous grape varietals planted assortedly in one single plot. This biodiversity lets the grapes “be together”, from the vineyard to the bottle.
The vineyard is exposed north-east with a density of 3000 plants per hectare.
Cosimo rappresents an important example:
expression of terroir in its full elegance and finesse.
Fermented in small open containers of 10hl, gently being bathed down by hand several times a day to extract the characteristic flavours of the varietals, Cosimo is the fruit of a completely natural vinification.
The grapes stay on skin contact for about 20days, fermenting with only their natural yeasts and without any enological additives, except for a minimal dose of sulfites prior to bottling.
After gently having been drawn off the skin, the wine is transferred into French oak barrels of 2nd, 3rd and 4th passage, where malolactic fermentation takes place naturally and the wine matures for about 12 months.
Cosimo expresses a complex range of sensorial impressions:
Fruits like plum and blackberries are joined by fragrances of roses, dried petals and pot-pourri. Then the spicy notes emerge, followed by a slight hint of tobacco.
On the palate, its austere outset bursts into fruit pulp, and the enveloping tannins lead to a complex, perfectly balanced and lingering final.
Ideal in combination with red meat, game meat and mature cheese.
Temperature: 16-18 degrees