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Rosso Toscana IGT Sòdole

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Tasting Notes

Sòdole is a prestigious Super Tuscan wine made with 100% carefully-selected Sangiovese grapes sourced from a single, low-yielding vineyard located in the heart of the historic Cusona property. This wine has been in production since 1983 and it is produced only in the best vintages. Vinified with long maceration on the skins, it matures for 12 months in French oak barriques and undergoes one or more years of bottle age. The label depicts the politician and historian Francesco Guicciardini.

Deep ruby red color with slight garnet highlights. Elegant and broad on the nose with pleasant notes of violets, wild fruit and spices. full bodied on the palate with structured tannins. Especially recommended with red meat dishes, game, stews and braised meats, mature cheeses. A great meditation wine with ageing potential of 10-15 years.

Sòdole is one of the few, selected wines considered as ‘Grand Cru d’Italia’

- 2009 Vintage rated 91 points by James Suckling

- 2010 Vintage rated 93 points by James Suckling

- 2011 Vintage rated 92 points by James Suckling

 

Winery

Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi

Region

Toscana

Varietal

100% Sangiovese

Location of Vineyards

San Gimignano (Villa Cusona estate) - Sodole vineyard

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Sand and sandy clay

Type of Cultivation

Spurred cordon and guyot

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully selected. Vinified with long maceration on the skins (10 to 12 days), pumping overs and punching downs. Malolactic fermentation is carried out.

Aging

The wine ages in French oak barriques for 12 months, then one full year in bottle prior to release.

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

20,000

Oenologist

Franco Bernabei