Toscana IGT rosso

Three particular grape varieties were responsible for relaunching Tuscan wine back in the ‘70s: Merlot, Cabernet and Sangiovese. This is a well-proven blend that unites wine fans all over the world.

  • Typology: Red Wine
  • Growing region: Italy, Tuscany
  • THE GRAPES: Mainly Merlot, Cabernet and Sangiovese
  • TASTING NOTES: Intense red. Hints of blackberry fruits stand out on the nose, such as early-season fresh plums, cherries, currants and a hint of liquorice. On the palate, fruity notes are accompanied by a pronounced acidity. In addition, this is an enveloping, fresh wine with polished tannins. The end product is warm and long-lasting.
  • WINE-MAKING PROCESS: The three grape varieties are vinified separately in order to best preserve their individual characteristics. Sangiovese and Merlot are cold-soaked for five days at 4°C, before being fermented for 12 to 14 days at a controlled temperature of max. 24°C. 30% of the batch is aged in barrels for three months, followed by two months in bottles.
  • Alcohol degree: 14%

THE VINEYARD

The vineyards are located 150 to 300 metres above sea level, and grow in skeletal soil (stones and rocks), clay and sand, mainly exposed to the south, with a slight marine influence that gives the grapes their minerality.

SOIL TYPE

Skeletal

EXPOSURE AND ALTITUDE

South, 150 to 300m above sea level

GROWING METHOD

Guyot

PLANTING DENSITY

4,500 vines per hectare

PAIRINGS

We recommend classic pairings for this particular wine. Tasty, grilled red meat: pork ribs, leg of lamb or a simple beef burger all pair brilliantly with less mature bottles of Poggio del Concone.