Ampelaia Carignano

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100% Carignan (aka Carignano), this bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project that is emerging from the property's single-varietal plots as they reach maturity. Lazer-focused and oozing with Mediterranean freshness, this is a wine that makes a great case for Carignano's place under the Tuscan sun. Fine and floral, an almost electric zip defines a nimble frame of ripe red and black berries, pomegranate and salty seaside herbs like thyme and fennel; throw a quick chill on this one and soak in the sunshine.

Comes from the 'Campo al Finocchio' vineyard, planted between 2002-2004 at 250m above sea level, with grey clays and galestro (friable clay/limestone marl). The SW-facing vineyard is isolated, surrounded by trees. Harvest was in late September at yeilds of 50 hl/ha. On all the wines in the monovarietal series, 20-30 of the harvest is fermented whole-cluster. Fermentation is spontaneous in concrete vats. Aging is also in concrete for 9 months. 4,500 bottles produced.