Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Vintage: 2010
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer:Villa di Trefiano
The 'Villa di Trefiano', a fine example of renaissance architecture built in 1570, was bought by the Contini Bonacossi family in the 1920s. The Villa lies 200 metres above sea level and is surrounded by five hectares of 16 year old vines which enjoy south/south-west exposure and clay shale soils. The estate is owned and run by Vittorio Contini Bonacossi with the same respect for tradition and nurturing of innovation that is seen at Capezzana. The Carmignano Riserva is a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged in tonneaux for 16 months to give an opulent yet elegant wine.
Product Features: Sustainable
Product Allergens: Pork Gelatine or Animal Derived Products;Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Benedetta Contini Bonacossi
The Villa is surrounded by five hectares of vineyards which are located in the Carmignano DOCG. The Villa di Trefiano is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are grown on 16-year-old vines, and the vineyards are situated at approximately 200 metres above sea level, facing south, south-east and south-west. Soils are schistous clay with limestone. The vines are planted at a density of 4,440 per hectare and are cordon spur trained.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at 18-25°C. The wine aged in 3.5 hectolitre tonneaux for 18 months, followed by 24 months in bottle before release.
Ruby red with violet hues, this wine has perfumes of cherry and cassis with herbal notes and spice. Structured yet elegant, a wine of great finesse, the Trefiano is opulent with soft supple tannins and a delicious ripe fruit character on the finish.
Food Suggestion: Great with all meat especially pork, beef, lamb and game. Also good with hard cheese.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:14% Acidity [g/l]: 5.51