IGT Toscana Sangiovese
In the heart of ancient Etruria is the sacred mountain, Monte Amiata. In its shelter lies this excellent single vineyard of classic Tuscan grapes. Facing south-south east, the vines benefit from early morning sun, their daily blessing from Thesan, Etruria's goddess of the dawn.
Aged 21 months in tonneau. 1200 bottles made.
Thesan is an expression of the single vineyard, Podere Bugnanese East. 0.4 hectares of south-south east facing terrain composed of schist, quartz, loam and clay that drains well while retaining just enough moisture to endure summer droughts. Fertility and yields are kept deliberately low, delivering grapes with excellent concentration of fruit flavours, acids, and abundant but fine tannin.
Certified Organic by ICEA
Vineyard (year planted, altitude a.s.l.)
Podere Bugnanese East (2005, 400m)
Grapes: 700g per plant
Wine: 36 hl/ha
By hand into 18kg crates
Native yeasts, fermented in oak tonneaux
Manual cap submersion (pigeage) up to 3 times daily
Minimum 35 days maceration
21 months in 1, 2 & 3 year old French oak tonneau
IGT Toscana Rosso
15.0% by volume
1200 bottles (75cl)