Grape blend: Sangiovese, Montepulciano
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugars: 7.5 g/l
This is La Vialla’s most “atypical” wine: a red to be drunk chilled, with a very slight effervescence. To make this “birbo” (= rascal) no unwanted leaves are removed from the vines, because they shade the bunches and preserve acidity and fresher, more fruity aromas. Thanks to immediate cold maceration, the skins release aromas and the extraction of colour and sweet polyphenols is encouraged, before triggering fermentation.
Tasting - Colour: purple-red with violethighlights. The nose: intense aromas of Marasca cherry, raspberry and strawberry, floral notes of violet and dog rose, and a subtle “undertone” of the fragrance of the winery. In the mouth: slightly sparkling, it “invades” with its freshness and slight sweetness. The tannins are very faintly perceptible and smooth.
Wine and Food Pairing – Served chilled (around 10 °C) it’s delicious as an unusual aperitif, but it also goes well with important fish dishes – Cacciucco (= Tuscan fish soup), cuttlefish “in zimino” (with Swiss chard) – or a board of cold cuts and crostini (even spicy ones), as well as “putting out the fire” of a dish of pasta “all’arabbiata” or a mixed grill with Piccantissima sauce.