Appodiato di Gaville Sillano – I.G.T. Toscana 2009

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Vineyard location

South and south-east exposures on medium steepness slope.

Vineyard age

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).

Trellising method

Trained to a unilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning.

Grapes

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.

Soil

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.

Vintage 2009

The good seasonal progression allowed great quality fruit in terms of color extractability and sugars. These characteristics allowed for wines of great structure which are ideal for long cellaring.

Harvest

September 17th and 18th.

Grape at harvest

Sugar 25.36%, total acidity 6.4 per thousand, ph 3.35.

Vinification

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.

Malolactic fermentation

Started during the primary fermentation it continued for 5 days after being drawn off the lees.

Aging

Placed in new French and American oak barrels on March 15th, 2010 it was taken out to settle in stainless steel tanks at the end of March 2011.

Bottling

To protect the vineyard’s character this wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered on May 23rd 2011.

Production

1,200 bottles.

Bottle age

In our temperature controlled cellar for at least 48 months.

Color

Dark, deep, amaranth-ruby hue.

Bouquet

Rich and complex, with blackberries jam and licorice, spicy notes of cacao, coffee, black pepper and a hint of vanilla.

Taste

Full-bodied, powerful and developed with integrated tannins and oak flavors.

Analytical data at the time of bottling

Alcohol 14.19%, total acidity 5.85 per thousand, color 14.82, sugar 1.98 per thousand, polyphenols 33070 mg/l, dry extract 31.75 g/l.

Serving temperature

17-19°C, 63-66°F.

Gastronomy

Best served with game roasts and grilled meats.