La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova 2011
Grape Varietal: 100% Prugnolo Gentile
Vineyard: Casanova Terricciola, and Casciana Terme
Vine Age: 11 years
Altitude: 250 meters above sea level
Soil: Calcareous, ocean sediments
Training System: Cordone Speronato
Harvest: First to second week of September
Yield per acre: 3,000 bottles
Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation for 10-11 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak
Aging: 24 months in medium toast French oak casks, transfer to stainless steel vats for 10 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 6 months.
Alcohol content: 14% alcohol by volume
Production: 15,000 bottles per year
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red in color. Aromas of blueberries, minerals and menthol. Full body, clean, crisp and focused with beautiful fruit on the finish. Very refined and persistent on the palate.
Formats Available: 750 ml