Palazzo d’Altesi Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2011

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Named after the main villa at Altesino, this is a modern take on a Tuscan classic. Made entirely from Sangiovese grapes that are hand-selected from the prestigious Montosoli vineyard. One third of the grapes undergoes carbonic maceration and the entire batch is then fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. To provide additional elegance, Palazzo Altesi is aged in Allier barriques for approximately one year.

Tasting Notes

This rich garnet wine couples aromas of wild berries and violets with leather and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich and bursting with dried red cherry flavors, framed by firm but integrated tannins.

Food Pairing

A focused and age-worthy red, best enjoyed with roast game and barbecued meats.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Altesino, Pianezzine, and Macina vineyards
Vineyard size:
50 acres
Soil composition:
Limestone and Marlstone
Training method:
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation:
660-990 feet
Vines/acre:
1,600
Yield/acre:
2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1999-2013
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1980
Bottles produced of this wine:
4,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration, Racking, Punchdown, and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
1-2 days cold soak; 7-10 days maceration days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
One-Four years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12-14 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
1.1 g/L
Acidity:
5.4 g/L
Dry extract:
34.4 g/L

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