Ottopioppi Red 2008

Name: Tuscan IGT

Type: Red

Grapes: Sangiovese 80%-Granache 20% .

Available formats: 0.75ml-1.5 l

Exposure: South, south-west at about 70 m above sea level, incline 10%

Soil type: Sand and Pliocene clays with marine gravel intercalations

Training system: spurred cordon unilateral at 60 cm

Production area and planting distance: 2.5 ha, circa 8000 piante/ha

Pre-bottling refining: San Giovese in troncoconico di rovere per 12 mesi, Grenache in tonneau per 12 mesi

Stabilisation: Autostabilizzazione in legno

Refining in the bottle: 4 mesi

A lively ruby red colour this is a blend of the local Sangiovese and Grenache from the Rhone valley. It has an intense bouquet of fruit with cinnamon and red pepper spices. On the palate it is smooth and rounded with a slight hint of vanilla lent by the refining of the Grenache in 500-litre French oak barrels. Serve with fish, seafood, and grilled poultry.

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