Tolaini, Picconero, 65%Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, I.G.T., 2010, Toscana
|Article:||2010 Picconero I.G.T. Tolaini Societa' Agricola|
|Growing area:||Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
|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.|
|Residual sugar:||<1.0 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.
|Country of origin:||Italy|
|Company:||Tolaini Societa' Agricola s.r.l.|
|Address:||Strada Provinciale 9 di Pievasciata, 28 Loc Vallenuova 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga Siena|