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COSTE DEL VIVO

IGT Toscana Rosso

2017

 

Sourced from a single vineyard of Sangiovese vines on a south facing slope composed of loam and clay with rocks of quartz and friable schist (locally known as galestro). The soil drains well while retaining sufficient moisture to successfully endure summer drought. The vineyard was planted in 2005 to high quality clones of Sangiovese producing relatively small berries. In this microclimate, uniquely  influenced by its proximity and orientation toward Monte Amiata (1734m), the grapes ripen fully and slowly, developing good perfume, acidity and ample tannin.

Heady aromas of rich cherry-herb balsam combine with subtle vanilla and toasted wood. On the palate the ripeness of fruit is more evident in notes of kirsch but well supported with a fresh acidity and firm ripe tannin. Ripe, balanced, intense and long, The indications are that this is a wine to age for medium to long term, perhaps best 2025-2035.

Vintage
2017

Agriculture
Certified Organic by ICEA

Vineyard (year planted, altitude a.s.l.)
Podere Bugnanese East (2005, 400m), Seggiano

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese 

Yield
Grapes: 800g per plant

Wine: 39 hl/ha

Harvest 
By hand into 18kg crates
30th September

Winemaking
Native yeasts, fermented in oak tonneaux with manual 
cap submersion (pigeage) up to 3 times daily
35 days maceration

Ageing

32 months in French oak tonneau of 2nd, 3rd fill and older

Classification
IGT Toscana Rosso

Alcohol
15% by volume

Quantity Produced
1100 bottles (75cl)

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