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Toscana Rosso IGT ‘Salicaria’

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Tasting Notes

Salicaria, which takes its name from the flowering plant also depicted on the label, is a super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Merlot (50/50) aged for 24 months in French barriques (50% new, 50% used).

Pure, intensely fruity aromas of raspberry, cinnamon and nutmeg display attractive floral lift. Silky on entry, then minerally and firm in the middle, with a creamy-sweet quality to the red fruit flavors. The long finish features a persistent note of rose petal. Very well made and food-friendly, it will pair beautifully with hearty meat dishes and pastas, Tuscan cold cuts.

 

Winery

Fattoria di Grignano

Region

Toscana

Varietal

50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Pontassieve (Grignano

Orientation

South-East

Altitude

300 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Organic

Soil

Clay, limestone

Type of Cultivation

Spurred cordon

Vinification

The grapes are harvested between the 3rd week (Merlot) and the last week of September (Sangiovese). Vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French barriques.

Aging

Aged in French barriques (50% new, 50% 2nd passage) for 24 months, follwed by a minimum of 12 months in bottle prior to release.

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

3,500 bottles

Oenologist

Barbara Tamburini