Denomination: TUSCANYProtected Geographical Origin
TASTING NOTES: At the eyes it appears limpid and ruby red with violet reflections. The nose shows the typical notes of cherry that gives the name to the grapes. The palate is warm, soft and full structured with velvety tannins are present but not aggressive.
Production zone: Scansano – Tuscan Maremma
Grape variety: Ciliegiolo
Harvesting year: 2018
Alcohol content: 13 %
Gentle hills exposed to the Grecale and Maestrale winds
Vineyard elevation: 270 m a.s.l.
Soil type: calcareous with high percentage of gravel
THE VINEYARD:Grapes exclusively from the San Pellegrinovineyard, so named as legend has it that the saint stopped in the area during his pilgrimages.
Grown organically without the use of pesticides, the grapes are treated when necessary with limited quantities of copper and sulphur and fed with organic substances.
Age of the vineyard: 19 years old
Planting density: 4,500 plants/HA
Yield per Ha: 60 QL/HA
Vine training method: capovolto toscano
THE HARVESTPicking time: first half of October
Picking method: the grapes are always hand-picked, very early in the morning when it is still dark and the grapes are still cool from the night, which is the perfect temperature for picking.
WINEMAKING METHOD:Natural fermentation without selected yeasts.
Low-temperature vinification (max 27°C) with 6 days on the skins and decanting once fermentation is complete. Pumping over and punching down operations are performed during the maceration on the skins in order to extract as much aroma as possible. The wine is then racked with a very soft pressing of the marc to avoid overly aggressive extraction.
Malolactic fermentationoccurs spontaneously after racking.
AGEING:in stainless-steel on the fine lees for 3 months.