This wine is medium ruby red with tinges of purple. It is the same wine as Brunello di Montalcino, but fermented and aged less.
Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes, this wine is medium ruby red with tinges of purple. Estate bottled at Castelnuovo dell'Abate, a hamlet in Montalcino, Italy. The vineyard has a South West exposure. After harvest, the wine undergoes temperature controlled fermentation for 8to 10 days, is aged in 60 gallon oak casks for 12 months and finally the flavors are allowed to marry in bottle for a minimum of 3 months before leaving the winery. It goes very well with medium aged cheese, grilled meat and pasta with heavy sauces. (Available in .750 L) .
Written by Salvatore Ivan Italiano; Wine Brand Ambassador.
Simultaneous Interpreter and Translator;
Tuscany's winemaking industry counts on one of the most noble and ancient traditions that predates the universally known Chianti wine that often springs to mind when this region is discussed. Long before the first Etruscans made their appearance, wild vines grew in abundance all over the sunny rolling hills of Tuscany.
The Etruscans are believed to have domesticated and bred the forbearers of such grapes as the Sangiovese and the Lambrusco from those early feral grapes. No matter where or how the first vines originated, grapes and the much sought after wines they were made into have been celebrated in local literature throughout all historic times of the region, and even farther back to the paintings and pottery decorations of those original ancient Etruscans.