4-STEP TASTING – RED WINE

Let’s discover and taste a classic red wine – a young man of high hopes and a loyal face!

 

  1. Find the right bottle – Morellino di Scansano Roggiano DOCG 2015
  2. Open and pour – rich ruby red, with lively purple highlights
  3. Smell – The bouquet is full of character and pleasantness, width and depth, with fruity, floral and spicy notes mixed with hints of underwood.
  4. Taste – The pleasantness on the palate has a great persistence and balance: the tannins are well defined but elegant, subtle and balanced, together with the freshness, by a fruity roundness.

 

Grapes:                    

Sangiovese 95%, Alicante 5%

 

Type of soil:            

Varying, mostly sandy and rich of silt

 

Altitude:                   

250-300 mt above sea level

 

Age of vines:           

10-20 years

 

Harvest period:      

End of September

 

Fermentation:        

Once they reach the perfect phenolic maturity, grapes are harvested and preserved with the use of carbonic snow. Hot maceration (35°C) for 12 hours with following fermentation at controlled temperature (max 27°C). Drawing off after 7 days of fermentation on the skins. Refining on fine lees until the malolactic fermentation is complete in November.

 

Maturation:            

Maturation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 4 months on fine lees.

 

Refining:                  

Refining continues in bottle for at least 3 months.

 

Ageing potential:  

Good when young, at its best in 2-3 years after the vintage.

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