Al Passo IGT 2016 Magnum

Al Passo IGT 2016 Magnum

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Sangiovese 34%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%

There is a small circular forest at the top of the highest hill on the Tolaini farm. This grove is known as Al Passo and from this hill you can enjoy a magical panorama that goes up to the towers of the city of Siena. It is a place rich in history where there is also an ancient Etruscan tomb. Al Passo is Pierluigi Tolaini's most traditional blend.

Production area: Chianti Classico, Tuscany.
Soil:
Silt and clay with a considerable presence of skeleton.
Age of the plants: Vineyards planted in spring 2000.


Vinification:
The grapes, after selection in the vineyard and in the cellar, are de-stemmed and introduced whole in stainless steel tanks or truncated cones of wood.
Alcoholic fermentation: In thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks or conical wooden trunks, equipped with automatic temperature control, keeping the must in contact with the skins for about 20-25 days, during which pumping over every 6-8 hours and one delestage per week.
Malolactic fermentation:
In truncated conical wooden tanks and in French oak barriques (20% new and 80% one year old)
Aging:
On fine lees for 6 months in barriques and in truncated conical wooden tanks, 8 months in barriques (20% new). Aging: 12 months in the bottle.

Organoleptic notes:
Clear, bright ruby ​​red with a hint tending to garnet with aging. Clean with aromas of red fruits, licorice and vanilla, spicy notes of black pepper. Good body with quite soft tannins, aromas of ripe fruit, vanilla and licorice with a rich and spicy aftertaste.

Alcohol content: 13.5%