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"Tribulo" Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 2016

Case of 12 bottles.

The grapes (100% Sangiovese) are harvested in the cool morning air, in early October, when they have reached ideal sugar levels. The skin is thick and the pulp dense, with fully mature seeds.

The grapes are gently de-stemmed and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks for 15 days, with skin contact to allow for good polyphenolic extraction. Maceration is managed with daily deléstage pumping over and lasts 25 days. After racking, malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless-steel tanks.

The wine ages for about 18 months in (new) French-oak 20HL barrels, to develop a more complex bouquet and soft structure. Plant-based agents are used for fining, and the wine remains for a minimum six months in bottle before release. Alc./vol. 14%; R.S. < 1.0gr/L.

Tasting Note:Deep ruby colour, with garnet notes. Aromas of dark, ripe cherry, plum, and blueberry, with notes of dark chocolate and sweet spices (vanilla). Round, silky, and structured with a long, persistent finish and great depth. Serving temperature ~18º celsius.

Menu Matches: Will complement full-bodied dishes, grilled meats - hamburgers to game to steak, and pasta with rich, meat-based sauces. A meditation wine, that will reward with time in the cellar.