Appodiato di Gaville Sillano – I.G.T. Toscana 2010
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.
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.
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.
Given the elevated concentration of the noble components, this vintage was characterized by wines of optimal potential. This noble vintage is defined by a bouquet that is intense and yet delicate. A robust structure, good alcohol levels and optimal polyphenolic components and acidity have allowed for wines which are typical and ideal for long cellaring.
September 17th and 18th.
Grape must at harvest
Sugar 25.36%, total acidity 6.4 per thousand, ph 3.35.
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.
It was placed in small (lt.225) new French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
To protect the vineyard’s character this wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
In our temperature controlled cellar for at least 48 months.
Dark, deep, amaranth-ruby hue.
Rich and complex, with blackberries jam and licorice, spicy notes of cacao, coffee, black pepper and a hint of vanilla.
Full-bodied, powerful and developed with integrated tannins and oak flavors.
Analytical data at the time of bottling
Alcohol 13.94%, total acidity 5.35 per thousand, color 14.2, sugar 1.88 per thousand, polyphenols 3381 mg/l, dry extract 30.7 g/l.
Best served with game roasts and grilled meats.