Tuscan Soul Abrusco (rare grape)
Abrusco is a red grape variety of ancient Tuscan origin probably related to Abrostine. Practically extinct, both are reappearing in very limited areas of the provincesof Florence and Siena.
Red intense color.
Rich black cherries on the nose and strong yet not heavy flavors on the palate. Compact with a good backbone and natural but not hard tannins.
Grape Variety: Abrusco 100%
Harvest: Hand picked
Fermentation: in french oak barriques (225 L) for 14 to 16 days. Temperature controlled to within 28°C.
Aging: 18 months in french oak barriques, followed by at least 8 months of further refinement in bottles.
Produzione: 450 bottiglie numerate Alcohol: 14,5%
Recommended serving temperature: 16°C -- 18°C
Best food match: Pasta with meat sauces, grilled steaks, aged cheeses.