1 l = 25.20 €
Tenuta San Vito, Toscano Rosso IGT, Madiere, organic red wine, 2012
93 points, James Suckling:
"Aromas of violets and berries with hints of lavender. Full body, chewy and soft and velvety tannins. Round texture, flavorful. Very pretty. This is a serious Merlot made from organically grown grapes. Very cool wine and new to me."
James Suckling may not have known that the Madiere was produced not only from Merlot but two other high-quality grape varieties, namely Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvigon. This resulted in a true "Super Tuscan", which is comparable to the more famous wineries for more than double the price.
Color: dark cherry
Nose: Warm and complex aromas of blueberries, cassis, confiture
Palate: these aromas continue in the mouth and on the palate, where they impress with a very harmonious and long lasting and pleasant taste and show sustainability with nicely integrated tannins.
Serving suggestion: a wonderful organic red wine which provides great drinking pleasure combined with or without food.
Can be stored up to 8 years from vintage
Suited for vegans
Alcohol: 13.5 % vol.
Closure: Natural Cork
Tenuta San Vito ecological wine certified by ICEA
Member of A.I.A.B. (Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica),
Organic wine processing
The pressing of the best and strictly selected grapes is made after a lengthy maceration and fermentation, followed by a 12-month aging in oak barrels. This refines the wine and helps to prolong its aging potential.
Tenuta San Vito
After more than thirty years of biological cultivation of the vineyards, which are surrounded by forest and protected from foreign influences, the soil no longer contains any traces of pesticides sprayed earlier. Consequently, no systemic toxins can reach the grapes via the roots. and finally the wine This is a distinct advantage over vineyards that have only recently switched to organic viticulture.
The Tenuta San Vito was one of the first wineries in Tuscany to take this step, thanks to Laura, who convinced her father Roberto Drighi of this idea. I can remember a tour of the vineyards with him when he asked me what our customers thought of his wines. They would love his wines, but they would find it expensive - and he answered that also he ahs to spend much mor money for organic viticulture, than for "chemical viticulture".
Although Roberto Drighi is no longer alive, Laura, who owns the Tenuta San Vito together with her sister, retired from the management several years ago and handed them over to her nephew, Neri Gazulli, who is passionately pursuing the task.
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