• Sangiovese Maremma Toscana IGT 2016

      Sangiovese Maremma Toscana IGT 2016

      Fresh nose with citrus notes and dark red berries. On the palate, complexity meets fresh acidity, tobacco and spicy notes. Very individual interpretation of the Sangiovese, the harmony is impressive and its middleweight and the always present freshness provides a beautiful drinking flow. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A red with good freshness and focus to the blueberries and citrus fruit. Medium-bodied and taut on the palate with tangy acidity and lots of bright fruit. Fine tannins. A new take on sangiovese that may not be the most powerful expression, but it compensates in the freshness department." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Maremma Toscana Sangiovese is a bit tighter and sharper compared to the 2015 vintage of this wine that I tasted at the same time. This review is based on bottle number 830 of 3,213 bottles produced. The bouquet opens to dark fruit tones with cherry, summer plum and blackberry. There is just enough spice, tobacco and licorice to give the wine more dimension and depth. All these elements are balanced nicely against one another." Robert Parker

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakers
    Frank & Serafico
    Tuscany | Maremma
    Frank & Serafico

    The most southeastern part of the Maremma near Capalbio was already called in Roman times "Vallis Aurea" (golden valley), because here particularly good soil and climatic conditions let grow also particularly good wines and fruits. A small reminiscence of this time is the golden dot on the labels.

    A little further to the northwest, directly on the Tyrrhenian Sea, is the Maremma National Park, where not only some of the vines stand, but also malt and hops, from which Pier Paolo Pratesi brews one of the best craft beers in Italy. Of course, there are strict rules in the national park and every step is strictly controlled. Even if the wines are not yet certified, the vines grow in almost untouched nature - without any chemicals.

    Sebastiano Pompa, the long-time General Manager of the famous Fattoria le Pupille, was already considering producing wines in this coastal golden zone with Pier Paolo Pratesi at that time, because both were attracted by the special conditions. Compact clay layers from a depth of one and a half metres under light, loamy-sandy soils, extreme temperature fluctuations and the constant sea breeze are unique here and most comparable to Bolgheri. Old clones and a dense vineyard of 5-6,000 vines per hectare ensure natural yield limitation, elegant tannins and a moderate alcohol content.

    For the white wine, the two oenologists used Vermentino, which has always produced excellent results in the Maremma, and a tiny proportion of Petit Manseng to obtain fresh acidity without changing the taste of the Vermentino. The red wine is dominated by Sangiovese, which is refined, if necessary, with 5% Cabernet Franc or Merlot. The vines have an average age of 18 years. It is matured in tonneaux and barriques with delicate toasting from Burgundy. The result is elegant wines with fine fruit and silky, elegant tannins, which represent this special terroir very independently. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2009
    • Owner/Oenologists: Pier Paolo Pratesi and Sebastiano Pompa
    • Vineyard: 15 hectares
    • Annual production: approx. 40,000 bottles
    • Natural cultivation