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Avignonesi In Grandi Annate 2016
The In Grandi Annate is only produced during the best vintages. The philosophy behind this wine is to highlight the best traits of Sangiovese from Tuscany. This wine is a keeper. Lay it down, wait and enjoy it later due to its fantastic ageing potential.
Grandi Annate 2016 amazes for its freshness and enveloping notes of wild strawberry and liquorice. On the palate it is rich and luxurious, with a creamy vanilla aftertaste. A real ambassador for its habitat, it brings balance and elegance to a slight acidic start.
The sediments you might find in this wine show that it is made of pure Sangiovese with minimal intervention. The deposit is due to its high content of a natural antioxidant called quercetin, which is perfectly safe. This is not a flaw, it is a characteristic of the pure Sangiovese.
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Vinification: The must from each vineyard was vinified separately and fermented with the use of indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins lasted up to 40 days, depending on each vineyard lot.
Ageing: 18 months of which 85% in large oak casks (botti) and 15% in oak barrels (500 ltr)
Harvest: The grapes were picked from the 28th to the 29th of September
Serving temperature: 15º - 18ºC.
Awards: 2016: 95 pts Vinous | 94 pts James Suckling | 92 pts Falstaff