Tenuta di Ceppaiano 'Violetta' Super Tuscan 2007
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Tenuta di Ceppaiano 2007 Violetta Red (Toscana)
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: Toscana, Tuscany, Italy
Winery: Tenuta di Ceppaiano
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, LLC
To Web: 2/1/2012
Elegant in terms of packaging and content, this blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon offers delicate aromas of forest berry, cassis and blue flower. The wine builds momentum in the mouth thanks to its natural power and rich texture. (2/1/2012) -90
By Tenuta di Ceppaiano
Toscana IGT ‘Violetta’
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ceppaiano vineyard is located on the edges of Arno River, on sandy solid rich in minerals and fossils of marine origin, in one of the most vacated areas of Pisan Hills at about 25km from Tyrrhenian Sea. The vines have been planted taking advantage of the long experience maturated by Castellani oenological team on the soils in this area. The experiments conducted in cooperation with the Oenology dept of University of Pisa have allowed the determination the best clones and rootstocks to be planted, with the aim of producing modern wines, rich of territorial tipicity at the same time. The use of integrated organic cultivation techniques and the presence of the vinification cellar inside the vineyard, allow the preservation of the pureness of the fruit during cultivation, harvest and transformation.
Vinification and Refinement
Hand-picked grapes are immediately fermented in the modern cellars of Ceppaiano. The aging takes place for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Dark and intense rub red colour. Complex nose with multiple layers of primary fruity aromas of wild roses, cherries, mints, cassis and liquorice. Secondary aromas of resin, oak, leather and toasted sweet coffee. Intriguing taste mixing sweet flavor of white chocolate vanilla and cedar on a buttery bed of oak verticalized by a gentle acidity. Long finish. Wonderful Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, Brunello style. It is an ideal wine to accompany pasta dishes and spicy Mediterranean dishes. Serve at room temperature.
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