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Inssieme Toscana IGT 2014

£42.10 WAS £46.78

Inssieme ia a Supertuscan wine made by Italian-Brazilian Nick Salussolia and his oenologist Paolo Marchi, who took an unusual blend of varieties and turned them into vinous gold. The vineyardis in the Tuscan hills, at 350-400 metres above sea level, giving excellent eposure to the sun for full ripening of the grapes.

Area of production: Toscana, Casole d'Elsa (SI)

Producer: Luminosità

Grape varieties: 45% Sangiovese - 40% Merlot - 15% Cabernet Franc

Altitude: 350-400 metres above sea level

Exposure: south-east, south-west

Soil type: clay loam

Fermentation: in cement vat.

Maturation: French oak barrels for about 16 months, followed by ageing in bottle for at least 10 months.

Alcohol content: 13,5% abv

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE:

Colour: deep ruby red, with purple reflections.

Nose: black fruits (blackberry and blueberry) and ripe red fruits mixed violet and intense spicy notes. In background balsamic, mineral sensations are fused with underwood notes.

Palate: full-bodied and very soft, with well-structured tannins, ripe and crunchy. Intense sweet and fruity sensations mixed with a peppered spice, roasted coffee and chocolate notes. Long, persistent aftertaste.

Food pairing: vegetarian dishes, pasta, risotto, meats, medium aged cheeses.

Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C.

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