"PRIMUM VINUM" 2018
INDICAZIONE GEOGRAFICA TIPICA
The Primum Vinum is our estate’s signature wine destined to express the full potential of our oldest Sangiovese vines, carefully selected in two separate harvests. The best bunches of Sangiovese are chosen at the end of September and dried in the historical Vinsantaia for 25 days, in order to improve structure, complexity, and smoothness. Our interpretation of Supertuscan represents the flagship of our organic philosophy finalized to valorize the Sangiovese variety and its power to express our terroir. This Supertuscan can age for years but it reaches its peak elegance and varietal expression after 5 years.
Tenuta di Montechiaro - Siena.
Alcool: 13,5% Vol.
Selection from Poggio ai Tordi, Le Fonti and La Scuola. (Vigna Poggio ai Tordi, 3 ha, S-O, planted in 2012 - Vigna delle Fonti, 1,2 ha, S-O, planted in 1998 - Vigna della Scuola, 1,7 ha, S-O, planted in 2002). Certified Organic Farming from 2010.
Clay-limestone and sedimentary sand with marine fossils and shells.
WINEMAKING & AGING
Manual harvesting. 20% of the best bunches are dried in baskets for 25 days. Skin maceration for 18 days in concrete vats. Fermentation for 10 days in steel vats. Aging for 24 months in slightly roasted Tonneaux (French Oak Barrels 500 l) and 6 additional months in the bottle.
6000 bottles, 0, 75 l - 500 cases
Color: Deep ruby color with garnet nuances.
Aromas: On the nose, it offers a bouquet of blackberry, cloves, eucalyptus, and coffee, with notes of tobacco and chocolate. Taste: The palate is round and full-bodied, with elegant tannins and a fruity and balsamic finish.
Serving Temperature: 18°c
The Supertuscan style shows the complex personality of the Sangiovese grape variety and the importance of human behaviors as fundamental assets to respect and valorize the terroir. It pairs with deer ragout, fillet with truffle, blue cheese, roasted lamb, Peposo (black pepper stew), game meat in "Dolce Forte" sauce.