Valdonica Winery & Vineyard

Via Dogana 1, I-58036 Sassofortino (Roccastrada), Grosseto Toscana, Italien

Phone: +39 0564 567 251
Website: www.valdonica.com

Arnaio 2008

IGT Toscano, 95% Sangiovese-5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% alcohol, aged for 18 months in Barriques ... distinguished fruit embedded in deep structure and harmonizing balance. A treat with any pasta!

Wine Spectator:
arnaio2008 - very good (87/100)
Guida Veronelli:
arnaio2009 - very good/** (89/100)
arnaio2008 - very good/** (87/100)
Guida Espresso:
arnaio2009 - good/**

The wine is fermented in small, 1100L food-grade plastic containers. Wild yeast fermentation and subsequent maceration last, on average, 5 to 6 weeks. The wine is punched down by hand and not pumped, between 2 and 3 times a day depending on the stage of fermentation. For the Sangiovese only, a percentage up to 30% whole clusters (non-destemmed grapes) are used, the percentage changing according to the vineyard and the ripeness of the stems. At the end of fermentation/ maceration each ferment is pressed outseparately into stainless steel tanks where it settles for 2 to 3 days before being racked into barriques and tonneaux (10% new) and aged for up to 18 months.

Jason S. Turner - Decanter World Wine Awards, London 11/11
Attractive ruby red colour with freshness and drinkability. A prime example of coastal sangiovese with fresh red cherry characters supported by juicy blackcurrant notes from cabernet sauvignon and orak barrel maturation (16,5/20)

Super Tuscans: The Best from Chianti/Maremma/Brunello
arnaio 09: 90/100 (among TOP 20 Super Tuscans in Maremma)

95% Sangiovese-5% Cabernet Sauvignon

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