Piaggia, Carmignano Sasso - The baby brother of the Riserva!
Piaggia di Silvia Vannucci
Grape Variety: 70% Sangiovese || 10% Cabernet Sauvignon || 10% Cabernet Franc || 10% Merlot.
Location: Toscana IGT
Altitude: 250m above sea level
Exposure: South West
Soil type: Medium-textured soil with clay and galestro
Plant density: 6250 vines / ha
Yield: 6500 kg. of grapes
Bottles per vintage: approx 3000-4000
Harvest period: End September, beginning of October.
Grape harvest: By hand in small boxes
The grapes are carefully selected by hand and then vinified separately in small containers in order to maximise skin extraction. Fermentation is carried out without selected yeasts, in full respect of the characteristics of the territory; skin contact varies from a minimum of 18 days to a maximum of 25-28 days, depending on the variety, during which time punching down and pumping over are carried out.
The wine is transferred to French oak barriques where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and remains for at least 18 months, during which time the wine is racked a few times to make it clearer and prepare it for bottling, which is done without subjecting the wine to any filtration or clarification processes, so as to keep all its organolectic properties intact.
6 months in bottle.
Exceptionally intense colour, at times purple, where evident notes of red berry fruit such as blueberry, wild blackberry and fruit in alcohol, fade into hints of white chocolate, vanilla and toasted spices.
With an excellent structure, persistent in the mouth and a strong balance between olfactory and gustatory sensations.
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