Ciliegiolo Maremma Toscana d.o.c.
Grapes: Ciliegiolo 100%
The name San Lorenzo comes after the old vineyard’s name that produces its ciliegiolo grapes, located just in front of the old village of Pitigliano, in Tuscany’s Maremma. This wine comes entirely from that vineyard and is the best selection of it’s ciliegiolo grapes.
The vines are over 50 years old and they have been under organic farming since 1994. We have now approximately 4800 old vines on 2 hectars, trained as guyot, and we are now replacing the missing plants with young plants that have been produced with our very own San Lorenzo ciliegiolo. A part has been replanted, through mass seletction of the old vines, with a density of 4800 vines per hectar. The rows are oriented SE/NO and the soil is sub acid of volcanic origin. Grape harvest and grapes selection are manual, fermentation takes place without the addiction of yeasts and maceration lasts from 15 to 20 days in steel tanks. The wine then matures for 18/30 months 1000 liters slavonian oak barrels. The wine is bottled and left aging for another 12 months in our cool underground cellars.
The color is deep ruby red, suggesting its important body. Its aromas are dominated by cherry associated with black currants, black pepper, cloves. It is very elegant with a long persistence.