(From 2012 Vintage) A classic cooler vintage, like the ones when we were young. Winter and spring rains brought groundwater reserves back to normal level. Growing season was on normal time after a ten days delay in flowering. August was with regular average temperature but with excellent cold nights. Some rain in late Septembr delayed harvest, that started early October. 60% hand harvested and 40% mechanical. Last week of September and first week of October.in stainless steel at 28°-30° C (80°82° F), with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place immediately after the alcoholic.
Varietals: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Production Area/Vineyard: Al Pino-Pesalova Stabbiello-Lungo Bosco Tasting Notes: Fresh and fruity Rufina, with good length and fine tannins. ""...reveals notes of sweaty saddle leather intermixed with strawberry and cherry fruit, dried herbs, damp earth, and a hint of mushrooms..."-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate