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Sassontino Toscana Sangiovese IGT

Sassontino Toscana Sangiovese IGT

Strong, mineral, persistent

Sassontino originates from one of the historic vineyards of the Casanova estate, whose sandy soil offers a Piedmontese interpretation of Sangiovese. The scents are floral, with notes of black cherry and currant. The palate is decisive and dry, with a savory and captivating finish.

Characteristics

Grape variety

100% Sangiovese

Production vineyard

Sassontino a Terricciola (Pi)

Vinification

Maceration and alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled vats for an average period of 14-15 days. Malolactic fermentation is done in French oak barrels, of which 20% is new and the balance in used oak (2nd passage), followed by 24 months of aging. Finally, bottle-aged for at least 100 months.

First vintage

2003

Average production

6.000 bottles

Pairings

Pappardelle Chianina ragù, Caciucco (Italian fish stew)

Serving temperature

16/17° C

Recommended glass

Bordeaux

Vineyard characteristics

Sassontino a Terricciola (Pi)

Varietal

Sangiovese

Municipality

Terricciola (Pi)

Exposure

South-East

Area

5 acres

Altitude

200 m. a.s.l.

Average age of the vines

30 year-old

Soil

Sandy, of marine origins and rich with oceanic sediments.

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