SANTA LUCIA SANGIOVESE toscana 2017

toscana, italy

 

IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Toscana Igp

VINEYARDS: Mountain Vineyards around Montespertoli, in the chain of hills between the Val di Pesa and Val d'Elsa. Up to 1,300 ft altitude. North/East, Southwest exposure

VARIETALS: Sangiovese 100%

FARMING: Sustainable; dry farmed; rows grassed over; no chemicals used (fertilizers, pesticides, additives).

PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: Calcareous, with plenty of sea fossils found in 'Terrerosse', mixed clay and Pliocene sand

WEATHER: Mediterranean

VINES: 20 year old vines average. Traditional Trellis. 5000 vines per Ha.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 2nd half of September and early October.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: In Small stainless steel tanks, low temperature maceration for 15 days.

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Traditional.

MALOLACTIC: Yes.

OAK BARREL AGING: No.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered.

SULFUR: Minimum

WINEMAKER: Giorgio Tarzariol

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.