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Tenuta La Novella 2011

VARIETAL

Toscana IGT

Farmed organically (BIOS srl and Bioagricert) since 1996.

 

VINEYARD 

90% Syrah who came from Ermitage area (Côtes du Rhônes ), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Croci is a vine of 2.20 ha, situated at almost 600 m of altitude with a south orientation. It presents a fine schist soil. This type of soil is really near the rock and its one of the best of the winery. It also presents a densely planted soil(6944 vine/ha) with an average age of 5 years.

 

VINIFICATION

Hand picking. De-stemming, second selection on sorting table. 20 a 30 days of maceration into vinification vats with very gentle extraction, essentially from punching the cap during the middle of fermentation. After de-vatting, wines are tranfered into barrels for malolactic fermentation.

 

AGEING                       

14 month in french oak barrels (20% news for cabernet, 40% one wine, 40% two wines for the syrah).

 

PRODUCTION

1000 bottles of 0,75 l.

 

TASTING NOTES          

Rich and complex nose with aromas of black fruits, spicy and notes of liquorice. Velvety tannins envelop the palate with an exceptionnal balance.