Characteristic: Red Wine, dry
Denomination: Toscana IGT
Grape Variety: 80% Sangiovese, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terroir: Tignanello is produced exclusively from the vineyard of the same name, a parcel of some 140 acres (57 hectares) with limestone-rich soils and a southwestern exposure at 1150-1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level at the Tignanello estate.
Vinification: After the wine had been run off its skins, it went into 60 gallon barrels in order to go through a complete malolactic fermentation in oak and bring out, to the maximum possible extent, the finesse and fragrance of the aromas. The aging period then began and lasted - in French and Hungarian oak barrels, partly new and partly used once previously - approximately twelve to fourteen months. During this period, the various lots, fermented and aged separately, variety by variety, took on their definitive character and were blended a few months before being bottled.
Description: The Tignanello is an intense ruby red in color with purple highlights. The wine is potent and complex on the nose with spicy notes which mingle with aromas of red fruit, smoke, and balsamic sensations; cherries, plums, liquorice, and rosemary are additionally felt. The flavors are mouth- filling and elegant with much volume and an excellent balance in the texture, and the oak is perfectly fused in the spicy and fruity finish and aftertaste.
Pairings: with game or spicy cheese
|Alcohol content:||14 Vol. %|
|Manufacturer address:||Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino, 50026 San Casciano val di Pesa, Firenze|