Arteliquida is a project that brings together art and wine, placing equal emphasis on wine research (through its contents) and artistic expression (through its container). Arteliquida Rosso is a meet the rare Malvasia Nera grape from a single vineyard, and a contemporary artwork by the famous Sienese artist, Eugenia Vanni. The artwork features a mosaic moon that represents the mysterious and unbreakable link between nature and humanity, symbolizing the legendary knowledge about the moon phases' influences on the winemaking process. Our small cru enhances the varietal characteristics of Tempranillo, known as Malvasia Nera in Tuscany, presenting a unique freshness and minerality typical of the Chianti terroir.
GRAPE VARIETY: Malvasia Nera 100% (Tempranillo)
VINEYARD: La Scuola planted in 2002, Single Vineyards 1,7 h. Certified Organic Farming from 2010.
SOIL: clay-limestone and sedimentary sand with marine fossils and shells.
WINEMAKING & AGING
Harvesting method: Manual in small crates. Immediate destemming and soft pressing. Skin maceration: 15 days in concrete vats. Fermentation: 10 days in steel vats. Aging: 18 months in slightly roasted Tonneaux (French Oak Barrels 500 l) and 6 additional months in the bottle.
Color: Brilliant ruby color with purple nuances.
Aromas: On the nose, it offers a bouquet of dark cherry, black pepper, licorice, and hyacinth, with fine balsamic notes.
Taste: The palate is tasty and tannic, with a smooth mouthfeel and a fluid acidity.
Serving Temperature: 18 ° C
The Malvasia Nera grape has a very strong personality, so it is only thanks to our interpretation, which can express a unique fresh elegance balancing acidity with its natural important body. It pairs with black pepper salami, truffle pecorino, rabbit ragù with herbs, Tartare with quail’s egg, lamb ribs, pork fillet, T – Bone Florentina steak.
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