Grape blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged: 20-22 months in Barrique barrels
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol
Acidity: 5.65 g/l
Residual sugars: 0.25 g/l
Barriccato is a full-bodied wine, rich in evolved aromas, offspring of a successful union between Tuscan Sangiovese and international Cabernet Sauvignon, with an adequate “education” in wood to complete the picture. Both grape varieties had a wealth of polyphenols in a season that, in particular for the Sangiovese, gave healthy, not overly large grapes with thick skins, guaranteeing good phenolic extraction and therefore quality. As always they were vinified and aged separately: the Sangiovese underwent gentle pumping-over, while for the Cabernet it was more intense, to obtain greater extraction of polyphenols from the skins. Ageing lasted for 20-22 months, for the Cabernet in barrique barrels, 75% of which were new, while for the Sangiovese only 20% were new. After blending they “rested” together for about 4-6 months before being bottled, without any form of filtering.
Tasting – Colour: intense cardinal to ruby red, which tends towards garnet as the wine ages. The nose: rich in evolved notes, chocolate, vanilla and sweet tobacco are predominant, with a background of red fruit. In the mouth: sweet sensations, very dense but soft tannins, strong influence of wood both in the retronasal effect and in persistence.