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Per Bottle: $99.99
Per case of 6: $599.94
Producer: Il Borro
Vintage: 2018
Production Area: The vineyards are planted at a density of 4,500 vines per hectare and at an average height of 300 meters above sea level. The 'Vendage' or harvesting of the grapes takes place at the end of august.
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 15%
Sugar: 1g/l

Color

Intense ruby colour, with purplish reflections.

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Merlot 50
Cabernet Sauvignon 35
Syrah 15

Aroma

bouquet is full and intense, concentrated, with notes of underbrush and spicy scents.

Taste

It is dry with good body and soft tannins, a good consistency, well integrated and persistent.

Food Matching

Ideal with all Tuscan meat dishes, Tuscan croutons, aged cheeses, cured meats, first and main courses with game (wild boar, chianina meat and cinta sense meat/salami). Also pairs perfectly with a hamburger.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested, destemmed and sorted by hand and then pressed and gravity-fed into vinification tanks. Each variety or grape is processed individually.

Aging

On the first day of fermentation during vinification, 10 to 20% of the liquid is removed from the tanks to increase concentration. Maceration, the process by which whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment prior to crushing, takes about 22 days in the stainless-steel tanks at a temperature controlled 28°C. The last stage is alcoholic fermentation which takes around 10 days on average after which the wine is decanted in to barrels. From these older barrels the wine is siphoned in to new Allier Oak barrels, a procedure known as racking. After the malolactic fermentation (we are now up to mid November), the grape varieties are blended by the Vigneron, the estate wine maker. The wine is then left to mature in casks for at least 18 months after which it is filtered and bottled. The wines remain in our cellars for a further 8 months for a final maturation.