2017 Ameri Magnum

80,00
Ameri has an explosive nose with a ton of essence-like fruit, such as brambleberry pie, blackberry compote, herbal liqueur and resin. While on the palate it’s racy with good firmness to the tannins that helps guide layer upon layer of bold fruit to a chewy finish.

Technical

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese.
Yield: 5.8 tonnes/hectare (20 hl/hectare of wine).
Method: when our Sangiovese grapes are fully ripe, we cut the shoot on which they are growing and leave the bunches to dry for several days on the vine. This method called “taglio del tralcio” can be done only in warm and dry years. These partly dried grapes are added to some Sangiovese that is fermenting. These technique called “Governo” was described for the first time in the book “The art of making a perfect and durable wine”, written in 1774 by Ferdinando Paoletti from Florence.
Fermentation: it stops naturally because the extreme ripeness of the grapes elevates alcohol levels to a point where the yeast dies off (15%+) before all of the sugar can be consumed.
Malolactic: in barrels immediately after the alcoholic fermentation.
Maturation: 10 months in old French oak barriques.
Alcohol level: 14% vol.
Magnums produced: 150.

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