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.
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.
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.