Denomination: Maremma Toscana D.O.C. Shiraz
Alcohol: 14 %
Variety: Syrah 100%
Vineyard : Porrona (Cinigiano) – rainfed polyclonal planting based on 3 ENTAV Syrah selections on 420A rootstocks, cordon-trained, 5500 vines/ha.
Soil type/geology: clay loam over limestone
Winemaking: selected fruit from vines on high-clay soils within the Porrona vineyard, hand harvested, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel with pumpovers and heading down, slightly extended maceration, 12 months in 3rd use French oak puncheons with batonnage, 5 months bottle rest prior to release.
Quantity produced: 2500 bottles
Winemaker’s tasting notes –Deep crimson velvet like the colour of a Pontiff’s mozzetta. The bouquet is complex, teeming with notes of ripe dark cherries, mulberries, roses and violets. Dark chocolate and mellow black fruit contrast with bright acidity to lend a chiaroscuro effect to the palate. A hint of vanilla spice from integrated oak, warming alcohol, savoury, persistent, with an enveloping powdery tannin and balsamic finish.
Food matching: juicy pink-cooked lamb, roast venison, chateaubriand, Tuscan Peposo braised beef; alternatively: mushrooms, truffles.
- Guida Veronelli: 91 points
- Decanter World Wine Awards: Bronze Medal