Something different. 100% Sangiovese from the “Mello” vineyard, 700 m above Gaiole in Chianti. The grapes are picked late to get maximum ripeness from this beautiful high vineyard. Fermented in cement tanks with 20% whole bunches. Very long maceration of 4 mths gives this wine a wonderful fruit character which defines it from the more classic styles. Harvested by hand.
|FERMENTATION||in cement and open bins|
|MACERATION||4 months in cement|
|AGEING||12 months cement|
|BOTTLED||in 750 ml Burgundy bottle and some Magnums|
“EVERY VINTAGE DEFINES ITSELF, THE WINE IS GENTLY PUSHED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, URGING IT TO FIND ITS OWN CHARACTER. NATURAL FERMENTS, CRUSHED SOFTLY WITH FEET AND BOTTLED WITH AS LITTLE SULPHUR AS POSSIBLE. WHILE DRINKING CLOSE AN EYE AND CONTEMPLATE LIFE FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE, IL GUERCIO.”