"A polished, international style, with toast and spice notes adding smoothness and depth to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Rich and harmonious, with an impression of spice and mineral on the long aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2024."
92 Points - Wine Spectator
#49 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Siepi, Fonterutoli and Belvedere vineyards, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany. Siepi vineyard is at an altitude of 853-1,476 ft, with south-southwest exposure; The Fonterutoli vineyard is at 1,476 feet
with west-southwest exposure and a density ranging from 4,500 to 7,600 plants per hectare; The soil is rish in limestone and has a low water retention capacity. The Belvedere vineyard is at 920 feet, planted at a density of 6,300 to 7,400 plants per hectare and has southeast and southwest
exposure. All vines are bi-lateral spur cordon trained. The Siepi vineyard, located in the town of Castellina in Chianti, is planted at 750 feet with southern/southwestern exposure. The unique
microclimate and large difference between day and night temperatures yield grapes of
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are hand harvested starting September 21st and undergo separate temperature controlled fermentations at 82-86¢ªF for a period of 7-14 days. The post-fermentation maceration time is 15-18 days at 68-75¢ªF.