Avignonesi Grifi 2015
|Eye||Bright ruby red colour|
|Nose||Intense aromas of violets, raspberries, red currants and sweet cherries with underlying hints of liquorice and cumin|
|Mouth||Full body, ripe tannins and a medium-long finish|
|Pairings||First courses with meat sauce, red meats, aged cheeses|
|Grape details||50% Sangiovese, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Toscana IGT is the most popular and famous of Italy's Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) titles. It encapsulates the entire region, with the Toscana IGT label permitted on wine produced in any of Tuscany's ten provinces.
It is a Cabernet – Sangiovese blended wine which are one of the success stories of 20th-Century Italian winemaking.
The Sangiovese is picked from the 10th to the 28th of September, the Cabernet Sauvignon is picked on October 6th.
Separate fermentation for the two varieties is done in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins lasted up to 30 days, depending on the wine lots. The malolactic fermentation is done in French barriques.
Ageing is done for 18 months in oak. Large oak casks and barriques are used for the Sangiovese and barriques for the Cabernet Sauvignon.