SOPRA Sangiovese 2017
Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Designation of origin: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Label: The small dot over the O in the lettering for SOPRA Sangiovese alludes to the etymology of the word Sangiovese. Sangiovese is made up from the words SANgue (blood) and GIOVE (Jupiter), and the small circle on the label depicts one of Jupiter’s moons.
Vinification: Harvested by hand. A vibrating table is used to select the grapes, from vintage 2020 on with an optic sorting machine. Fermentation with indigenous yeast in steel tanks and subsequent malolactic fermentation in French barriques (first use). The wine is aged for 24 months in barriques. Afterwards, the wine is bottled (without filtration).
Alcohol content: 14% | Vintage: 2017
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Tasting notes from Ernesto Gentili: A lively and intense ruby red with garnet tints. Mature and fruity on the nose, with notes of Amarena cherries, raspberries and a hint of roasted aromas. Powerful, substantial and vibrant on the palate. The alcoholic influence contrasts with the lively acidity typical of this grape variety, and the presence of energetic tannins. The young age of this wine does not mean it is light and soft, and this is compensated for by its original character, which invites discovery after a period of further bottle ageing.
This wine, which is rich in contrasts, does not reveal itself in its entirety in a simple tasting – it reaches its full potential alongside a meal. The vitality and structure of this red really comes into its own together with grilled meat (e.g. bistecca alla fiorentina).
Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C