DOC Colline Lucchesi Rosso
||20% Merlot, 70% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah
||On the Appenine slopes descending down to ghe flatlands of Lucca, the lands of the towns of Camigliano, Marlia, Segromigno and San colombano, facing prevalently south, at an altitude between 120 and 190 m. a.s.l.
|Composition of the land
||Land formed during the last glaciations of the Pleistocene epoch, when mammoths and Neanderthal man disappeared, about 2 milion years ago, alluviums of sandstone or calcareous marl exposed by melted ice.
||Hand picked in small boxes, grapes are sorted on tables delibering directcly into the wooden bins, without pumps.
||Plunged by hand or by foot in the gentlest way possible, the grapes are accompanied through the process by delicate plunging and sometimes pumps over. In these conditions, 10/15 days of maceration are sufficient for a full extraction of the aromas and quality tannis. After racking, the wine is allowed to briefly settle. Then, thtough graviry, it enters lightly toasted Frenk oak barrels, 5% new, where it completes malolatic fermentation.
||Racking follows natural rhythms with air compressed rather than pumps. Agter 12 months wine is assembled in cement vat for another 6 months before bottling.
||Price Tenuta di Valgiano Colline Lucchesi Rosso Palistorti 2012 € 29.49