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Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2016

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The wine has a dark cherry red colour, with a purple hue. The nose shows dark chocolate, plums, star anise with earthy undertones. The palate is smooth and generous with grainy, chalky tannins and soft, gentle acidity. This wine is made for medium term ageing, up to nine years. - Winery Note

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Winery Note:

Pietra Rossa is our new name for the well known Pizzini Sangiovese. Pietra Rossa is Italian for Red Stone, in reference to the iron oxide rich, rocky soils from which the fruit for this wine comes. The fruit is derived from our own leading Sangiovese vineyard sites, the Hut block G2, Brunello block D6 and Chestnut block D5. Vinification The Sangiovese grapes are machined picked and then fermented with a yeast called BM45, made famous in Tuscany for their use in making the great Brunello wines. The ferment temperatures reached and were maintained at 30°C, a hot fermentation is used in the winemaking so as to extract maximum colour, flavour and tannin from the fruit. This heat also helps to soften the tannins in the wine through the polymerisation process. Once the wine finished alcoholic fermentation, the free run juice was drained and the skins then lightly pressed. The wine was allowed to settle for a day before it was transferred to barrels for malic acid fermentation and barrel aging for 14 months. The wine was then blended, fined and bottled.

Maturation Oak: 100% Gamba, 25% Nevers, 15% Fontainebleau, 30% Allier, 30% trancais

Oak age: 20% new oak

Oak toasting: 100% medium

Fining agent: Light egg white

Filtration: Cross flow

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine Red Sangiovese
Sub-RegionKing Valley

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