'Sassontino 10 Year Release', Casanova della Spinetta [wood]
95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino from 50 year old vines grown in sandy calcareous soil with ocean sediments. Alcoholic fermentation occurs over 6-8 days followed by malolactic fermentation in oak. Aged 12-14 months in new, medium-toast French oak barrels, then transferred to stainless steel vats for 3 months before bottling. Unfined/Unfiltered. Wine rests in the bottle until the 10 year anniversary of the harvest!
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Dark black cherries, flowers, mint, and spice on the nose. The palate has fabulous concentration and depth, with just enough tannin and aromatic complexity to balance the fruit and acidity. Elegant black cherry fruit is layered into the persistent finish.