Alicante IGT Costa Toscana

2017

This bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project, highlighting single varieties and single vineyards whose special characteristics precluded them from blending in other wines.  The grapes are sourced from a parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy volcanic soils rich in pebbles, planted to Alicante Nero, a common Mediterranean variety also known as Grenache in France, Cannonau in the neighbouring island of Sardinia and as Garnacha in Spain. This vineyard sits at 250 meters above sea level. Fruit was harvested the first week of September at yields of 50 hl/ha. Vinification is part carbonic (30%) and part destemmed.  Aged 6 months in cement tanks.  7,500 bottles produced. 

 

90 points
"The sour cherry, currant, wild thyme and anise flavors are reminiscent of sun-drenched fields in this juicy red. Light-footed and firmly structured, showing fine balance and length. Drink now through 2024. 625 cases made, 208 cases imported. "
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, October 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6277-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Alicante
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic