Ronco dei Ciliegi IGT 2011

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The name "Ronco dei Ciliegi" means "Vineyard of the Cherry Trees" - a nod to the two large, old cherry trees found by the vineyard. The Sangiovese grapes for this wine are planted on south-eastern facing slopes for maximum sun exposure and are harvested during the first week of October. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red leaning towards garnet in color, with notes of cherries and juniper flowers. On the palate, the wine is rich and spicy with a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with roasted red meats, poultry and game.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Ronco dei Ciliegi
Vineyard size:
7.5 acres
Soil composition:
Marl and limestone
Training method:
Cordon
Elevation:
1,320 feet
Vines/acre:
2,000
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1975; 2000
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1978
Bottles produced of this wine:
15,000-20,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking
Length of maceration:
15 days
Type of aging container:
Tonneaux
Size of aging container:
350 L
Age of aging container:
One-Three years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
2 years

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