Grapes: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Grapes are grown in the Chianti and Maremma regions according to the soil type best suited to each grape variety. Chianti Classico soils, with their higher clay content, are well suited to Sangiovese, while Maremma’s unique climate and sandy soils are optimal for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The grapes are carefully blended by Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari in Greve, Chianti, to balance the wine’s characters of earthiness and acidity. The wine was fermented and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to enhance the fruit aromas.
Winter 2013/2014 was particularly mild. Average maximum temperatures and, above all, average minimum temperatures for January and February were significantly higher than the average for the period. Spring was completely regular, both in terms of temperature and rainfall. At the beginning of June a rapid increase in temperatures was observed, reaching over 30°C every day from 6 to 13 June. July with frequent and abundant rainfall and August was also cooler than normal. However, August experienced only brief showers. The month of September was characterised by temperatures in line with the long-term average. The good weather in September and the first half of October – with summery days and cool nights – enabled the grapes to gradually but fully ripen, making it possible, in mid-October, to harvest grapes capable of giving elegant and balanced wines with outstanding aromatic and acid components, perfect for subsequent maturation.
The wine has ripe, crushed red cherry aromas and flavors with an earthy note. Food-friendly acidity and fine tannins balance the wine’s full-bodied, juicy fruit character.
Pairs with pasta and tomato-based sauces, pizza, cured meats and young or earthy cheeses.
GRAPES: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
APPELLATION: Rosso di Toscana IGT
points of distinction
- A “Baby Super Tuscan” at an everyday price
- An international blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
about the grape +
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
This gutsy Tuscan red is made by a family with centuries of winemaking tradition, but its spice and taste is distinctively modern Italian.