Grapes: Sangiovese 85%, Merlot 15%
Traning system: spurred cordon and guyot
Vine density: 4000 plants / hectare
Type of soil: sandy and rich in silt
Altitude: variable between 60 and 90 mt above sea level
Age of vines: 5-10 years
Harvest period: Merlot grapes in mid September, Sangiovese in early October
Fermentation: grapes are gathered and preserved thanks to the use of dry ice. Merlot grapes are withered in a refrigerated cell until they loose 15% of their weight. Vinification at low temperature (max 27°C) with maceration on the skins for 4 days, then the wine is drawn off and the fermentation is concluded without contact with the skins.
Maturation: in stainless steel tanks for 3 months on fine lees.
Refining: starting from May of the following year.
Ageing potential: to be drank within two years from its vintage.
Description: Governo Toscano Igt is an elegant ruby red wine, with pleasant notes of red fruits (plums, blackberries and cherries) and hints of spices. Medium body and dry, round palate, with an elegant fruity finish and round tannins.
Food pairing: with cured meat starters, pasta dishes with meat sauce and meat main dishes.
Serving temperature: 16°C
Recommended glass: a large Bordeaux-style glass.