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Morellino di Scansano DOCG

This is one of our biodynamic wines. We are not followers of the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, but some of the biodynamic producers make damned good wine.  This is one of the best Morellino's we ever drank.
The Nose is intense and persistent, with calls of violet and very ripe red fruits: strawberries, cherries and plums. The succession of perfumes is accompanied with notes of jam and spices: liquorice, black pepper, cloves and a pinch of vanilla. In the palate the wine has a soft attack and velvety, is hot in body and with good acidity. The tannins are getting rounder by the time. The aftertaste reveals sweet notes of vanilla.
Vintage: 2011
Soil: Ferrous, limy soils
Trellising system: Esplaier with spur pruned
Yield (hl/ha): 55-60
Produced bottles: 30.700
Date of harvest: 10.-22.09.11
Fermentation tanks: Stainless steel tanks, wood fermentation vessel with pusher system
Pomace-Maceration and time: 20 a 25 giorni
Temp. of fermentation : max. 30° Celsius
Mode of extraction:  Pumping over and punch down
Type of yeast :Spontaneous fermentations with natural yeast
Ageing: Sangiovese mostly in big wood barrels, a bit also in tonneaux (500l), Cab and syrah in barriques.
Malolactic-fermentation: Yes
Fining: No
Filtration: Light
Date of bottling: 11.04.2013

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