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Il Moro di San Giovanni Rosso di Toscana I.G.T.

Il Moro di San Giovanni is the result of the combination of a unique clayey-limestone terroir, grapes typical of the French wine tradition and an international oenological interpretation that translates the school of Bordeaux into Italian mastery.

Moro is aimed at connoisseurs looking for the excellence of a structured wine that expresses its aromatic richness and softens its powerful tannins through aging.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

A wine ready to drink but with a considerable ageing capacity.

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Description

Il Moro di San Giovanni is the result of the combination of a unique clayey-limestone terroir, grapes typical of the French wine tradition and an international oenological interpretation that translates the school of Bordeaux into Italian mastery.

Moro is aimed at connoisseurs looking for the excellence of a structured wine that expresses its aromatic richness and softens its powerful tannins through aging.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

Specifications

VARIETALS
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% Cabernet Franc
20% Petit Verdot
AGEING
10-12 months in fine grained French oak barriques (50% new and 50% second passage).  12 months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes

Very intense color, dark red, deep with garnet reflections. Clean, elegant, intense and complex nose, with a hint of tertiary aromas but still rich in fruity aromas, notes of wild cherry, licorice and ripe berries.

On the palate it’s soft, enveloping, warm, very broad and balanced with a long and persistent final, characterized by well present but very soft tannins.

A wine ready to drink but with a considerable aging capacity.

The Producer

Il Moro’s vineyards are located in clayey-limestone soils on the top of hills with a gentle profile. Particularly windy in San Giovanni d’Asso in the Municipality of Montalcino and in Monticchiello in the Municipality of Pienza. Respectively at 300 and 500 meters above sea level.

The exposure of Monticchiello generates a warmer microclimate with greater excursions between day and night, particularly favourable to the cultivation of Petit Verdot.

In 2003 we planted the first vines: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, using rooted cuttings coming from Bordeaux. In 2004, on about a hectare of land, we planted more Petit Verdot in Monticchiello.

For several years, our oenologist has been Mauro Monicchi and today, as before, great attention is given to the cultivation of our vineyard and to every single step in the construction of a worthy wine.

On a terroir of great merits but difficult to tame, the vineyards are tended to with the utmost respect for the environment whilst continuing to innovate thanks to the expertise of our agronomist Laura Bernini.

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Ratings and Awards

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 92 – 2007