Tenuta Santo Pietro Perceptum – Toscana Rosso I.G.T.

Perceptum is a “super Tuscan” made with a selection of international varietals and a small part of Sangiovese. As with the Viper the exact percentages of each grape vary every vintage in order to make the best blend possible.

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Description

Perceptum is a “super Tuscan” made with a selection of international varietals and a small part of Sangiovese. As with the Viper the exact percentages of each grape vary every vintage in order to make the best blend possible.

However, typically, this wine is made from a maximum of 20% Sangiovese and the remaining 80% is a combination of Cabernet, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. It is aged in French barriques for at least 12 months.

A bright and intense red color tending towards burgundy with aging. Smooth yet mouth-filling with well-integrated noble tannins giving it extreme balance and persistence. The nose palate harmony is full of fruity aromas. An intense nose, rich in flavor, and caressing with a pleasant aroma of red fruit and spices.

Food pairings include typical Tuscan cuisine such as bean or lentil soup, lard, tripe, game, grilled meat, pate, aged cheese.

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Specifications

GRAPES
20% Sangiovese and remaining 80% Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot
ALCOHOL CONTENT
14.5% vol.
VINIFICATION
In small cement, vats fermentation occurs under controlled temperature with pump over, pigeage and delestage. Macerated for a minimum of 15 days.
AGING
At least 12 months in French Barriques

The Producer

Located between Pienza and Montepulciano on the Strada del Chianti (dei Colli Senesi), Tenuta Santo Pietro’s 72-acre estate was part of a larger farm system laid out by Pope Pius II in the mid-1400s. Today it is a self-sufficient gentleman’s farm with twelve acres of vineyards and twelve acres of olive trees. We purchased the property in 2006 and undertook extensive renovations of the villa and the vineyards.

Our vineyards now include 12 acres of old and new growth vines of Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah grapes. We produce approximately 1,800 cases of wine per year. We pride ourselves on the small production of the highest quality wine we can make on-site in our newly completed winery.

We currently produce six wines from our vineyards: Pio II, a lively, classic Chianti DOCG (WS 87), Viper, a richly-blended Super Tuscan (WS 88), Perceptum, and IGT of international varietals (WS 89), Letizia, a light, crisp rose made of 100% Sangiovese and 23.10, a special vintner’s blend.  All our wines go well with just about everything there is to eat in this area – cheeses, meats, pastas, and vegetables. 

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Awards

Wine Enthusiast 89 – 2010