Alicante IGT Costa Toscana 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB6277-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Alicante
Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Tuscany
Ampeleia

New for this estate, this bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project.  The grapes are sourced from a single parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy soils rich in pebbles, planted to Alicante Nero, a common Mediterranean variety also known as Grenache in France, Cannonau in the neighbouring island of Sardinia and as Garnacha in Spain. This vineyard sits at 250 meters above sea level. Fruit was harvested the first week of September at yields of 50 hl/ha. Vinification is part carbonic and part destemmed.  Aged 6 months in cement tanks.  6,000 bottles produced. 

 

88 points
"The 2015 Alicante is a bold, pungent red from Ampeleia. Olives, dried cherries, savory herbs and licorice are front and center. This is another pretty, mid-weight wine best suited to near-term drinking."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinousmedia.com
, November 2016