Montenidoli (1.5 L) 2011 Foundation 'Triassico' Sangiovese, Toscana IGT

Montenidoli (1.5 L) 2011 Foundation 'Triassico' Sangiovese, Toscana IGT

Item Number: 9370

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: San Gimignano
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2011
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Deep limestone rich in iron and magnesium
Elevation: 450 meters

Triassico, in numbered magnums, is pure Sangiovese from the red land of the Triassico Age. This wine was produced for Montenidoli's Sergio Il Patriarca Onlus non-profit foundation.

Triassico is produced from Sangiovese grapes grown on a parcel called La Pianore on Montenidoli's estate. At 450 meters above sea level, it is San Gimignano’s highest vineyard. It is situated amidst oak woods with an absolutely unique soil that is composed of deep limestone rich in iron and magnesium. The viticulture practices have minimal environment impact. The soil was not plowed or broken up when the vines were planted. The vineyard has never seen fertilizers of any kind. The grass cover is spontaneous, and the earth is worked entirely by hand. Spraying is restricted to a limited number of treatments with traditional Bordeaux mixture. The vines are bush vines with the young shoots supported by four wires fixed on chestnut poles prepared on the estate. There is neither cane topping nor green harvesting. In these conditions, the vines grow very slowly and only begin to produce their first grapes after five or six years. The yields per vine are extremely low. All of this might seem uneconomical, but, in fact, it is the only way to ensure a healthy, robust vineyard which will last for many decades. Only in this way is it possible to extract the maximum from the terroir. The result is a magnificent wine of depth, elegance and longevity.