Primo Vere Maremma Toscana DOC Rosso

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PRIMO VERE MAREMMA TOSCANA ROSSO

Affascinante blend maremmano

Primo Vere Maremma Toscana DOC Rosso
Primo Vere Maremma Toscana DOC Rosso
Primo Vere Maremma Toscana DOC Rosso
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“Gioconda vite,
che lasciva ti stringi a l’olmo erculeo
e custodisci i tuoi rubenti grappoli
co ’l verde onor de’ pampini…. (Primo Vere di Gabriele d’Annunzio)”

Ho voluto dedicare questo mio vino al grande Vate Italico dandogli il nome di una sua ode giovanile scritta a soli 16 anni, il giovanissimo Gabriele sapeva già come farsi notare e mi sono molto divertita nel leggere la sua furbissima trovata di marketing per suscitare interesse intorno alla sue prime poesie, ancora un po’ acerbe e ridondanti, finse di essere morto per una caduta da cavallo!

Production zone: Scansano – Maremma Toscana;
Uva: 85% Sangiovese – 15% Merlot;
Available vintage: vendemmia 2017 – bottiglie prodotte 2.700;
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 simple wine and a companion for all occasions;

Food pairing: Un ottimo vino da tutto pasto, che si sposa in modo perfetto alla cucina tipica maremmana, ricca e saporita. Questo vino può essere servito con antipasti vari (ad esempio, salumi tipici o crostini toscani preparati con fegatini di pollo) o con primi al ragù di carne; grazie al suo sapore intenso e corposo, si abbina in modo eccellente alle carni rosse e, in particolar modo, ad arrosti e brasati, ma anche a carni alla brace e spezzatini. Ottimo è anche l’accostamento con selvaggina e cacciagione, come ad esempio cinghiale, fagiano e lepre: un accostamento tipico è quello con le saporite pappardelle di lepre;

Serving temperature: 18° / 20°;
Wine glass type: un calice balloon dalla coppa grande e rotondeggiante, profumi e gusti ne gioveranno.

Primo Vere Maremma Toscana DOC Rosso

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!