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: 15% vol.
Bottles produced: 1.600.
Code: C/ALU 90
Type of material: ALUMINIUM AND PLASTIC
Disposal method: SEPARATE COLLECTION FOR MULTI-MATERIAL PACKAGING (check your municipality’s regulations)
Code: FOR 51
Type of material: CORK
Disposal method: SEPARATE COLLECTION FOR ORGANIC WASTE (check your municipality’s regulations)
Code: GL 71
Type of material: GLASS
Disposal method: SEPARATE COLLECTION FOR GLASS (check your municipality’s regulations)