La Spinetta Sassontino Riserva 2005
Grape Varietal: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino
Vineyard: Casanova Terricciola, Tuscany
Vine Age: 39 years
Altitude: 250 meters above sea level
Soil: Calcareous, ocean sediments (similar to Roero region in Piedmont)
Training System: Cordone Speronato
Harvest: Middle of September
Yield per acre: 2,000 bottles
Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation for 6-8 days in temperature controlled roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak
Aging: 12-14 months in new medium toast French oak barrels, transfer to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottling.
Alcohol content: 14% alcohol by volume
Production: 10,000 bottles per year
Tasting Notes: Intense dark red in color. Aromas of crushed blackberries and wonderful depth, minerals and dried flowers. Full bodied, with superb tannins and a wonderful depth of fruit and style.
Formats Available: 750 ml and 1.5 L