Appodiato di Gaville Sillano – I.G.T. Toscana 2007
South and south-east exposures on medium steepness slope.
Planted in the early 1980’s with one area grafted in 1997 at a density of 2×1 meters (~7×3 ft), equivalent to 5,000 vines/ha (2,080/ac).
Trained to a unilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning.
Sangiovese 60% of unknown clonal origin and Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, grafted with buds field selected from our Chianciano/Montepulciano estate. The rootstock type is not known.
From the Eocene epoch of the Tertiary period (15 million years ago) the soil displays strata of clay scists, calcareous and arenaceous deposits, as well as sandy clays.
The excellent seasonal progression allowed the optimal maturation of the fruit that is some locations reached excellence. Clusters were perfectly healthy and balanced in all components. These characteristics allowed for wines of great structure and excellent polyphenolic components which are ideal for long cellaring.
Grape at harvest
Sugar 23.91%, total acidity 6.35 per thousand, ph 3.15.
Started during the primary fermentation it continued for 5 days after being drawn off the lees.
Small lot fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 28°C (82°F) using selected yeast. Fourteen day maceration with frequent aerations, pump-overs and punch-downs of the cap for optimum polyphenol extraction.
Alaced in new French and American oak barrels on March 3 rd , 2008 it was taken out to settle in stainless steel tanks at the end of February 2009.
To protect the vineyard’s character this wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered in March 2009.
In our temperature controlled cellar for at least 48 months. Released October 2011.
Dark, deep, amaranth-ruby hue.
Full-bodied, powerful and developed with integrated tannins and oak flavors.
Rich and complex, with blackberries jam and licorice, spicy notes of cacao, coffee, black pepper and a hint of vanilla.
Analytical data at the time of bottling
Alcohol 14.02%, total acidity 5.35 per thousand, color 18.00, sugar 1.74 per thousand, polyphenols 3,750 mg/l, dry extract 32.2 g/l.