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Credits: FATTORIA DI MAGLIANO – TUSCANY – ITALY
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Denomination: Maremma Toscana D.O.C..
Grapes: 100% Syrah.
Vineyard: Vineyards of Poggio Bestiale and Tizzi.
Type of soil: medium mixture rich in skeleton.
Position: 150 and 250 meters above sea level.
Plant density: 6400 plants / hectare.
Training system: bilateral spurred cordon.
Planting year: 2000-2008
Average production per plant: 800 grams.
Number of bottles produced: 5000.
Average harvest period: first ten days of September.
Vinification technique: soft destemming-pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 20-25 days.
Aging in wood: 12-24 months in 225 liter barriques, medium toasted Allier oak, at the first passage, fine grain, wood aged for at least 24 months.
Refinement in the bottle: 12 months.
Stabilization of the product: cold.
Clear, of a bright ruby red with purple reflections, of good consistency.
The nose reveals the broad and complex bouquet of its scents: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. It opens with hints of flowers such as red rose, wisteria and hyacinth, red berry fruits such as cherry, black currant and mulberry, ground black pepper, juniper and myrtle, powdered chocolate and coffee powder.
The sip is important, as is its tannin. Intended in taste and with a long persistence where an aftertaste of ripe fruit remains.
It is recommended in combination with a Florentine-style beef stew.
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