VIS VITAE

CELLAR NOTES

IGP Costa Toscana Red
Harvested in early October in the town of Seravezza (LU).
Vineyards: “Regnalla” (1982), “Pontino” (1986), “La Costa” (2007) to sandy matrix, deep­red clay mixed with yellow and dark­-gray.
Exposure: South­-West / South­-West / South-East.
Altitude: 70/240 meters above sea level.
System: Guyot.
Winemaking: after harvesting and manual selection on the counter of the best bunches, destemming followed by fermentation and post­fermentation maceration in stainless steel tanks; after racking aging in barrels of 2nd and 3rd passage French oak for 10 months, malolactic fermentation in wood.

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby red with purple hues. The nose is strong and pronounced, complex, fine and elegant. It is floral, fruity and spicy. In the mouth expresses a definite freshness and good tannins balanced by a good alcohol and sugar alcohols. Good savory vein. Well structured, rich in extractive matter that portends a strong propensity to aging.
Serving suggestions: tordelli Versilia, intruglia, ribs stewed with potatoes, boiled meats with sauces, cheese.
Serving temperature: 16­ – 18 °C.

VINE VARIETY

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 34%
  • Merlot 33%
  • Syrah 33%

CURIOSITY

Production: 3500 bottles.
Available in March of the second year following the harvest.
Longevity: 15-­20 years.
First harvest: 2002.