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IGT Rosso Toscano
Variety: San Forte
Sanforte is a rare indigenous grape variety that has found its ideal environment in our terroir. It grows in our 65-year old vineyard, from whose origin selected shoots were grafted on two more plots. Sanforte proves to be a healthy grape, naturally at ease in our vineyards, fully expressing its tipicity. DNA – Analysis of latest research has proven what we had witnessed over the years while tending this variety – it is a unique variety, clearly distinct from Sangiovese. For a few years, we have vinified Sanforte in small quantities to fully understand its characteristics. The 2016 vintage represents our first bottling of a 100% Sanforte.
Handpicked in small crates, Sanforte is harvested when the grapes have the ideal balance between ripeness and acidity to express its unique characteristics.
Sanforte is vinified in a completely natural way in small open vats called mastelle where bathing of the skins into the must is done by hand, so that the phenols, flavours and colour are extracted very gently. Sanforte is fermented free of any oenological additives, neither selected yeast nor sulphites. Natural clarification is supported by considering the cycle of the moon to decide racking dates. Maturation in French oak of fourth passage.
Elegant and refined, with notes of black pepper, cherries and a balanced acidity. A uniquely intriguing wine. Serving Temperature: 16-18 C