This wine showsan intense and bright rubyred color. On the nose, notes of ripe red fruits come together with pleasant hints of fresh blackberryand wild berries. At the same time, it shows delicate and perfectlyintegrated aromas ofvanillaand dark chocolate with light spice sensations. On the palate, the wine isvibrant, with silkyand refined tannins. Balanced and intense, it hasalong, complex and persistent finish.
Despite the fact that climatic conditions were favorable, we were vigilant both in the vineyards during harvesting operationsas wellas upon arrival of the grapesat the cellars for sorting and initial winemaking processes where our careful planning resulted in an added value that optimized thisvintage’s characteristics. During fermentation in truncated conical tanks, the must was macerated with the skins giving particularattention to preserving the freshness of itsaromas, the extraction of color,and encouraging desirable tannins thatare supple and elegant. Racking was performed after rigorous dailysampling and tasting. Once separated from the skins, the wine was transferred into small oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place,accentuating the finesse and complexity of the aromas. The wine was left to age forapproximately 14 to 16 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels, in a combination of new and second fill barrels. Each lotand each grape variety was fermented and aged in barrels separately with the final blend taking place justafew months before bottling. Tignanello,a blend of Sangiovese with asmall percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, underwentan additional 12 months in the bottle before being released.
Rated 97/100 by James Suckling