Avvoltore IGT


Avvoltore is the company’s “flagship” wine; the name comes from a species of hawk native to Maremma that often flies over the vineyards. The fruit is sourced from vineyards planted on the “Poggio dell’Avvoltore” hill; these clay-limestone soils produce a strong and powerful red with firm tannins. 

The first vintage was in 1988, and the blend has since undergone very few changes; it is generally a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.Harvested in several passes in the second and fourth week of September and the first and second week of October.  Fermented in temperature-controlled cement tanks, with punchdowns twice daily for the first ten days. The wine is then left for a further fifteen days in contact with the skins before being racked and immediately returned in 225-liter barriques—eighty percent of which are new—for malolactic fermentation. Aged in wood barrels for about a year, then bottled and left to refine for another six months before being release.


95 points
"The 2013 Avvoltore is one of the best recent editions of this wine I can remember tasting. A dark, virile wine, the 2016 is endowed with vertical structure and huge tannins to back up the fruit. Smoke, tar, licorice, dark spice and gravel infuse a core of blue and black fruit. The 2013 clearly needs time, but it is also superb, even at this early stage."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, July 2017

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