Merlot

SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO La Ricolma IGT 2019

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SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO La Ricolma IGT 2019

SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO La Ricolma IGT 2019

FATTORIA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO

-The History-

San Giusto a Rentennano, a name of Etruscan origin, overlooks the upper course of the Arbia river in the farthest south Chianti Classico wine zone. The estate began life as a medieval monastery of Cistercian nuns and was called San Giusto alle Monache (“of the Nuns”).

In 1204 it was fortified by the Florentines, after a treaty established it as their boundry with Siena. Only portions of the ancient fortification still stand, its crenellated battlements, massive barbican wall and underground vaults, used today as the ageing cellars for our wines.

The medieval estate of San Giusto a Rentennano came into the Martini di Cigala family through marriage in 1914. In 1957, it was inherited by Enrico Martini di Cigala and in 1992, by his nine children. Today Anna, Lucia, Elisabetta, Francesco, Alessandro and Luca are partners in the estate company.

-The estate-

The estate is comprised of 160 hectares, situated at an average altitude of 270 meters above sea level. 31 hectares are planted in vineyards, 11 in olive groves, 40 in woods, 78 in cultivated and grazing lands.

LA RICOLMA IGT

La Ricolma is made from 100% Merlot grapes especially seclected from prime vineyards and hand-picked when perfectly mature. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks for about 18 days, then racked and pressed. After it is racked once again, the wine is left to mature for 20-22 months in French oak barriques. It is bottled and held  for another 6 months before being released.

-Tasting notes-

  • Colour: Deep and impenetrable ruby red, garnet shades
  • Scent: Wild blackberries and blueberries, plums, cedar, mixed oriental spices and leather, aromatic Mediterranean herbs
  • Taste: Velvety and silky, enveloping and graceful with full and airy body, energetic finish and ample sapidity that draws aromas of Mediterranean scrub
Weight 1.5 kg
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Vol Alcolico

14.5

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