Production zone: Scansano – Maremma Toscana;
Uva: Merlot – Sangiovese
Available vintage: 2017
Alcohol by volume: 14,5 %;
Total sulphur: 52 mg/l;
Total polyphenols: 3000 mg/l;
Vineyard elevation: 270 m a.s.l.;
Soil type: volcanic with high percentage of gravel;
Age of the vineyard: 20 years;
Planting density: 4.500 plants/HA;
Yield per Ha: 60 QL/HA;
Vine training method: Cordon spur pruning;
Harvesting period: second half of September;
Grape harvest: Grapes picked by hand with careful selection of the bunches;
Vinification: Stripped and gently pressed. Spontaneous fermentation (without the use of selected yeasts) at a controlled temperature for 10 days. During fermentation, the must is repeatedly pumped over and pressed in order to increase aroma extraction. At the end of fermentation, the contact between marcs and wine is extended by one week. Wine is then submitted to racking with very soft marc pressing, to avoid overly aggressive extractions. It is then decanted to remove the heavier lees;
Tasting notes: Sight, wine is clear with a velvety ruby red colour. Smell, forest red fruits like wild blackberries, raspberries and currant are very clearly recognisable, along with typical Sangiovese floral aromas, such as violet. Taste, you will discover a pleasantly soft and round wine, with a good persistence. A perfect companion for all occasions.
Serving temperature: 18° / 20°;
WHAT YEAR WAS 2017?
In terms of weather conditions, the year was marked by very little rainfall and rather high temperatures; such weather had not occurred in many years. In the management of the vineyard, we at Poggio la Luna did not perform any defoliation and trimming, in order to protect grapes from excessive solar radiation. The 2017 weather has also encouraged the growth of healthy clusters and allowed us decreasing the amount of plant-health measures to a minimum. In short, 2017 was an “excellent year” certainly from the point of view of quality with healthy grapes and no use of chemicals in the cellar, even if the scarcity of rain has made the production very limited: in a few words, the 2017 wine is not abundant, but excellent!