Avvoltore IGT

2015
Italy
Tuscany

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.

 

94 points
"The 2015 Avvoltore, Morisfarms' blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah is stellar today. Brooding and explosive in the glass, the 2015 possesses remarkable intensity in all of its dimensions, with huge fruit and equally imposing tannins. Dark cherry, leather, smoke, tobacco, licorice and grilled herbs shape a virile, imposing Maremma red that is going to need at least a few years to be at its most expressive. Once again, Morisfarms has done a terrific job with their flagship wine."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, July 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB6213-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red