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Tolaini, Picconero, 65%Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, IGT, 2010, Toscana

This wine promises a long life in the bottle. It is produced exclusively in excellent years.
Year 2010 - 0,75 liter - 14.5% ABV
€ 77,40 / 1 liter, prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs
Contains sulphites
in stock
Article: 2010 Picconero IGT Tolaini Societa' Agricola
Country: Italy
Growing area: Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Category: Red wine
Classification: IGT
Producer: Tolaini Societa' Agricola s.r.l.
Grape variety: 65%Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Description: Rich, concentrated and muscular, yet wonderfully balanced with big tannins and deep tiers of cherry, plums and wild berries, and nuances of spice, vanilla and licorice. A long flavourful aftertaste echoes with juicy fruit and mouthwatering tannins for minutes afterwards. Sensual and young, this wine promises a long life in the bottle.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual sugar: <1.0 g/l
Acid: 5.68 g/l
Awards: AG Vinous 2011, 2007 93 points; 2010, 2009, 2008 92 points Gambero Rosso 2010, 2009 3 glasses; 2008, 2004 2 glasses Wine Advocate 2010 94 points; 2009, 2006 93 points; 2007 91 points James Suckling 2011, 2009 93 points, 2010, 2008 94 points Wine Spectator 2011, 2007 93 points; 2010 90 points, 2009, 2005 91 points, 2006 94 points Veronelli 2010, 2009 *** Falstaff 2010 93 points

Winemaking: Grapes are firstly selected during harvest in the vineyard and then on the sorting table when they arrive to the winery; they are destemmed and the whole berries are immediately put into French oak fermenters.
Alcoholic fermentation The temperature is computer controlled in the tanks where the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days; manual pigiage and remontage are done frequently, throughout the day every 4-6 hours and weekly one delestage is done. Malolactic fermentation French oak barriques (100% new)

Ageing: 18 months in barriques (of this on fine lees for 6 months), 12 months in bottle. 

Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered.      

Allergens: Sulphites
Further details
Country of origin: Italy
Company: Tolaini Societa' Agricola s.r.l.
Address: Strada Provinciale 9 di Pievasciata, 28 Loc Vallenuova 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga Siena