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La Vendetta Sangiovese


$15.49 per bottle

Variety: Sangiovese
Brand: La Vendetta
Country: Italy
Vintage: 2011
Alc/Vol: 12.5%
Size: 750ml
Product Code: 1301
Availability: In stock
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A modern and fruit driven Sangiovese from the north of Tuscany. Partial maturation in seasoned oak barrels add character and structure to this beautifully expressive food wine.

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A depth of rich red berry flavours, fine tannins and bright acidity. A ripe, more powerful version of Sangiovese without sacrificing freshness. Certain to develop in bottle for at least five years and will be a fine match with a wide range of Italian cuisine.

Region  Commune of Cerreto Guidi
Vineyards  
   Soil  Chalky Marlstone (lime-rich muddy clay)
   Aspect  South
   Elevation  100m to 200m
   Trellis  Spurred cordon
   Vine Age  15 years
Grape Variety  85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Alicante
Winemaker:  Lorenzo Schiavani
Closure  Screwcap
Alcohol  12.5%


Summary

Tuscany is equal parts wine, food and landscape. The famed 16th century Medici Villa is the centrepiece of the hilltop renaissance town of Cerreto Guidi that towers over the local vineyards. The soils here in Northern Tuscany, 30km to the west of Florence are slightly deeper and richer, producing full bodied and expressive wines.

Winemaking

Hand harvested between in early October. Following a gentle pressing, fermentation takes place in stainless steel with separate components at low (colour and palate definition) and medium temperatures (mid palate richness) for 10 days. The wine is matured partially in stainless steel and partially in seasoned French oak barrels for six months before a three months bottle maturation.

2011 Vintage

The 2011 vintage started with a warm April before a cool and wet start to summer led to a burst of serious heat at the end of August. Thankfully, unlike other hot dry years such as 2003, the vines had ample sub-soil water reserves and the nights were cool. Cerretto Guidi, in the north of Tuscany, was somewhat less impacted but the challenge was still to maintain balance and avoid over-ripeness.

Tasting Note

The nose is lifted and expressive with an array of red berries, savoury spice and dried herbs inviting further investigation. The palate is medium bodied with a initial burst of ripe, bright berried fruit flavours  matched by fine, dusty tannins and soft acidity. A wine for enjoying now and perfect with a wide range of Italian cuisine.

--Fourth Wave Wines

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