IGT Sangiovese Merlot

Podere Il Caio 1,5 Lt


Podere Il Caio 1,5 Lt

This wine is named after the estate which, in times of old, owned the lands that now sustain the grapes of this blend – Sangiovese and Merlot.
The vineyard is carefully monitored during all phenological phases, so as to ensure the growth of bunches of the highest quality. When perfect ripeness is reached, the harvest of each variety is carried out separately.

The wines are blended shortly before bottling.

Production zoneHilly slopes at 320 m above sea level, with south/southwesterly exposure.

Name of the vineyardIl Caio

Grape variety60% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot.

Type of soil Rich in sand and marine sediment (shells, fossils) thanks to its heritage as an ancient ocean floor.

Training SystemSpurred cordon with 8/10 buds.

Yield per hectareMax 7000 kg.

HarvestMid- to late September.

VinificationVinification and maceration take place in our cellar’s stainless seel vats, at a controlled temperature. This process lasts about 12 to 15 days.

Ageing and maturationOnce alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine is moved to age in Slavonian oak barrels, where it will be kept for 3 to 5 months. Thereafter, the two varieties are blended and bottle-aged for 2 to 3 months at a controlled temperature ranging between 15° and 16°C.

ColourRuby red.

NoseRipe red fruits, plum, chestnut, with notes of dark spices and tobacco.

TasteRound and full, enveloping, with soft tannins and a long finish.

Food pairing Cured meats, lasagna, pasta with meat sauce, grilled meat, semi-hard cheese.

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