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Niccolò V 2014 – Cantine Lunae

Niccolò V 2014 - Cantine Lunae
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Niccolò V
Variety composition: Sangiovese, Merlot, Pollera Nera.
Denomination: Colli di Luni D.O.C. Red Reserve.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol..
Vintage: 2014.
Production area: Castelnuovo Magra and Ortonovo (SP) vineyards.
Soil type: pebbly, rich in stones.
Training system: guyot.
Plant density: 4500 plants per hectare.
Average age of the vines in production: 35 years.
Period and method of harvest: mid / late September; manual collection in crates
Type of fermentation tanks: Stainless steel.
Vinification technique: 12 days on the skins, after racking, 12 months aging in barriques.
Fermentation temperature: 15°/17° C.
Temperature control system: automatic thermal conditioning system.
Method and duration of refinement: 12 months in barriques and a further 6 months of refinement in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 18°-20° C.

© Cantine LUNAE – Liguria – Italy

Tasting Notes
Clear, intense ruby red color with purple textures, consistent.
On the nose the sample opens with an effluvium of floral and fruity scents: slightly withered red wild flowers and dark berry fruits reminiscent of blackberry, currant and cherry in alcohol. The complex olfactory bouquet is completed by spicy notes reminiscent of cinnamon, cardamom and an evident nuance of freshly ground black pepper. Closing with hints of undergrowth.
The sip is important. Good tannic texture which is well smooth and silky. Also good persistence and taste olfactory intensity with mineral aftertaste, which gives a finish that invites you to take a new sip.
It is recommended in combination with a cut of beef with aromatic herbs.

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Cantine Lunae
Via Bozzi, 63
19034 Luni (SP) – ITALY
Phone +39 0187 669222

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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