Wonderful aromas of game, plums and berries, with a hint of crushed black pepper. Full-bodied and soft, with silky tannins and a sweet fruit, berry and raspberry aftertaste. The 2011 Syrah Case Via (aged 12 months in barrique) appears to be the finest Syrah Fontodi has yet produced. It is a high-toned example with a cooler climate taste than French Syrah, but the complex notes of smoke, melted asphalt, blackberries, currants, leather, and charcoal are striking.
This dark ruby colored wine opens with a mild vanilla oak and leather bouquet with hints of earthy blackberry. On the palate, it is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a gentle oak and mild raspberry blend with a touch of soft black cherry.
When young, it features a fragrance which is wonderfully spontaneous and full of surprise: in its bouquet, colour, and generous, velvety body this Langhe Nebbiolo brings out all the typical qualities of the magnificent vine it is made from. With the time its colour becomes garnet-red with strong orange hues, and its nose achieves more complexity, showing notes of withered flowers, such as roses and, above-all, geraniums. In the mouth it is warm, soft, full in flavour, velvety, well-balanced and lingering.
Red wine with a strong personality obtained only by the vinification of selected grapes the smallest, most rocky areas of the Valtellina Superiore territories. It is produced only in the best vintage years.
A red wine with a great structure but elegant at the same time. Burgundy red colour, typical of the vine grape varietals of origin. Intense and spicy bouquet, hints of fruit in spirit with clear notes of coffee, cocoa, roasted hazelnut and dried grape. Warm, vigorous, with a full, austere, rounded and balanced flavour.
Fermentation fully temperature controlled and followed by a period of maceration on the skins. Malolactic fermentation in Slavonian oak casks. 12 months period in 60 gallon Allier oak barrels, and further 24 months in fifty hectoliter Slavonian oak casks. 6 month period of bottle ageing.
grape: Lambrusco a foglia frastagliata. The grapes for this special wine are harvested in the second half of October by hand. Its ruby-red color fits the complex fruit aromas, particularly reminding about small forest fruits.
grape variety : 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tte Torrione is mainly made grapes of Sangiovese. The skins are macerated over 14 days che rewarding this wine with a lovely full body.
Very cold winter, very normal springtime. Many rainfalls during the all first part of the summer, but the end of July to the end of October the weather was sunny and dry, so the end of maturation and the harvest were simply perfect. Very balanced vintage, a great vintage.