Tenuta Santo Pietro 23.10

Chef’s experiment in the kitchen, winemaker’s experiment in the cellar. Several years ago, curiosity got the upper hand. The thought was to create a unique and interesting blend by setting aside small batches of wine from select barrels of each vintage, having different characteristics, and continuing to age them. Varying percentages of the different vintages were then blended with more recent ones to create a wine that has the complexity of an aged one with the freshness of a younger harvest.

Description

Chef’s experiment in the kitchen, winemaker’s experiment in the cellar. Several years ago, curiosity got the upper hand. The thought was to create a unique and interesting blend by setting aside small batches of wine from select barrels of each vintage, having different characteristics, and continuing to age them. Varying percentages of the different vintages were then blended with more recent ones to create a wine that has the complexity of an aged one with the freshness of a younger harvest.

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Specifications

VARIETALS
50% Sangiovese, 50% blend of international grapes
VINEYARD ALTITUDE
400-450m (1200-1350Ft) above sea level.
PLANTING SYSTEM
Spurred Cordon
AVERAGE VINE AGE
15 years
MICROCLIMATE
A temperature that is never excessive in the summer not too cold during the winter. Light but constant ventilation. Southern orientation.
VINIFICATION
In cement vats (20-50HL) fermentation occurs under controlled temperature with pumpover, pigeage and delestage. Macerated for a minimum of 15 days.
PLANT DENSITY
Circa 5000 plants per hectare
AGING METHOD
Blend of several vintages aged from 12-48 months in French Barriques
BOTTLES PRODUCED
Circa 3000
ALCOHOL CONTENT
14.50%
TOTAL ACIDITY SERVING
5-5.5g/L
TEMPERATURE
18-20°C, 65-68°F
FOOD PAIRINGS
Strongly recommended with handmade pastas with game, Fiorentina steak, and aged or fermented cheeses.

The Cellar

Nestled in the heart of the rolling Tuscan countryside, Tenuta Santo Pietro is a tranquil oasis comprised of a twelve bedroom inn that dates back to the 13th century, and a 72 acre working farm. Vineyards and olive trees spread through rolling hills rising to a small valley. A stay at Santo Pietro is one of the best ways to enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy, and you will want to come back again and again.

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