Fattoria Piazzano 'Blend 2' Toscana Centrale 2013
By James Suckling
Piazzano Toscana Blend 2
Date: August 5th, 2015
Wow. This is really something. It's full-bodied and shows wonderful concentration of fruit and velvety, round tannins. So much going on here. Soft and juicy. Not a wine for the long run, but it's generous and voluptuous nonetheless. A fun blend of colorino, sangiovese and malvasia nera. Better in 2017.
By Fattoria di Piazzano
‘Blend 2’ Colli Della Toscana Centrale 2013
-Grape Variety: Sangiovese, Colorino, Malvasia Nera.
-Exposure: South, South West
-Soil Type: Red clay soil, with rock fragments.
-Planting Density: 5.500 vines stocks/ha.
-Training System: Spur pruning.
Green harvesting during August. Accurate selection of grapes from the winery. Harvest takes place from the end of September to the first two weeks of October. Mechanical harvesting.
Maceration on the skins for 20 days the cap is punched down every day. Fermentation occurs with native yeasts in cement tanks at 30-32 degrees malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barriques for one year. Further ageing in bottle between 6 and 8 months.
An intense ruby-red color with purple highlights, intense notes of forest fruit integrated with cinnamon, spices and vanilla. The palate is smooth with silky tannins. Well balanced, elegant, warm and intense, long persistence. Longevity of 15-20 years.
[Information provided by Superior Wine Selections]