Romagna Sangiovese Predappio
100% Sangiovese from three vineyards parcels between 150m and 350m above sea level, with a north/northeast exposure. One is clay-limestone, one is red clay with high spungone content, and the last is clay-limestone with veins of spungone. Vines are approximately 40 years old. Harvest was between September 12th and 28th, 2016 at yields of 5,000-5,500kg/ha (35hl/ha). The grapes were destemmed but not crushed, leaving whole berries intact. Fermentation was spontaneous in small stainless steel tanks (with temperture control), and open-top tronconic wood vats and tonneaux. Macerations lasted 15-25 days. Aging was for one year in used 3500L Slavonian oak botti. Released Fall 2018. 12,000 750ml bottles and 265 1.5L bottles made.