LE VEGLIE DI NERI 2017
ROSSO TOSCANA IGT
VINCI – TUSCANY
The 2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the most anomalous of this century. Winter has been quite harsh. In March, a first anomalous heat wave caused the early budding of the plants which suffered a lot of damage following the April frost wave which caused the desiccation of some shoots, decreasing the production load. After the freeze, there were only a few thunderstorm rains in May and an African anticyclone until mid-August with rare rains and record temperatures, especially in late July. The vineyards responded in an excellent way: very few burns and withering, almost all the plots continued (albeit with great difficulty) to ripen the bunches. Fortunately, since mid-August temperatures have returned to normal and some rains have reinvigorated the vineyards and olive groves. Both the harvest and the olive harvest were brought forward by about 15 days compared to the average of the previous years with a production loss of around 20%.
Sangiovese 85% and Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
In stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 24°C – 27°C with maceration on the skins for 15-20 days for Sangiovese and of over 20 days for Cabernet Sauvignon.
In cement tanks for Sangiovese and 8-10 months in French oak barrels, mainly second passage, for Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by 6 months in bottle.
SIZE 750 ml.