Aleatico

Climate

The 2015 vintage was initially characterized by a cold and damp winter. Low temperatures and abundant precipitation led to a slight delay in pruning operations, which terminated during the first week of March. Ample ground water in the soil and rising temperatures during the month of April assisted an excellent budding and development of vine vegetation. Spring gave way to a typically Mediterranean summer, one marked by high temperatures and scarce rainfall along with important temperature swings from daytime heat to evening and nighttime coolness. The grapes intended for a red wine were picked during the first week of October, while those intended for a dried-grape wine remained on the vine and were harvested during the last week of the month.

Vinification

The crop, picked when perfectly ripe, was divided into two parts: one was fermented immediately, the other placed in a dry and well ventilated space in order to dry and obtain a greater concentration in terms both of aroma and of structure. The two parts were nonetheless fermented in the same identical way once they arrived in the cellar. After a delicate pressing, the must macerated on its skins for approximately one week to extract the complex patrimony of aromas, typical color, and intense and balanced flavors. The wine was then run off its skins and fermented at cool temperatures (below 68° Fahrenheit (20° centigrade). Once the desired amount of residual sugar was reached, the fermentation was halted by means of a sudden drop in fermentation temperatures. The wine was conserved at low temperatures prior to bottling.

Historical data

The Aldobrandesca farm is situated near the historic hamlet of Sovana in southern Tuscany. The first vintage to be produced was the 1997. This wine is distinguished by its personality, its drinking pleasure, and by the typical aromatic richness of its nose and palate.

Tasting notes

The wine surprises by its intense ruby color. The initial scents of wild roses give way to aromas of fresh red fruit. The palate is ample, enveloping, and velvety with a perfect balance between sweetness and a vibrant acidity.

Aleatico 2015

The Wine

Aleatico, a very old grape variety and also the name of a traditional Tuscan sweet dessert wine, develops a unique varietal expression in this area that stands out for its strong identity and a soft, balanced palate. Part of the harvest is vinified immediately while the other part is left to air dry to concentrate aromas. The result is a pleasant expression of freshness and structure while preserving the richness of the variety’s typical floral and spicy aromas.

Aleatico 2015

The 2015 vintage was initially characterized by a cold and damp winter. Low temperatures and abundant precipitation led to a slight delay in pruning operations, which terminated during the first week of March. Ample ground water in the soil and rising temperatures during the month of April assisted an excellent budding and development of vine vegetation. Spring gave way to a typically Mediterranean summer, one marked by high temperatures and scarce rainfall along with important temperature swings from daytime heat to evening and nighttime coolness. The grapes intended for a red wine were picked during the first week of October, while those intended for a dried-grape wine remained on the vine and were harvested during the last week of the month.

The crop, picked when perfectly ripe, was divided into two parts: one was fermented immediately, the other placed in a dry and well ventilated space in order to dry and obtain a greater concentration in terms both of aroma and of structure. The two parts were nonetheless fermented in the same identical way once they arrived in the cellar. After a delicate pressing, the must macerated on its skins for approximately one week to extract the complex patrimony of aromas, typical color, and intense and balanced flavors. The wine was then run off its skins and fermented at cool temperatures (below 68° Fahrenheit (20° centigrade). Once the desired amount of residual sugar was reached, the fermentation was halted by means of a sudden drop in fermentation temperatures. The wine was conserved at low temperatures prior to bottling.

The Aldobrandesca farm is situated near the historic hamlet of Sovana in southern Tuscany. The first vintage to be produced was the 1997. This wine is distinguished by its personality, its drinking pleasure, and by the typical aromatic richness of its nose and palate.

The wine surprises by its intense ruby color. The initial scents of wild roses give way to aromas of fresh red fruit. The palate is ample, enveloping, and velvety with a perfect balance between sweetness and a vibrant acidity.

Fattoria Aldobrandesca

Fattoria Aldobrandesca

The Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate is located in the southern part of Tuscan Maremma, in the center of what is known as “the Etruscan Tuff zone”. Maremma is often associated with its coastline, flat lands, pine tree forests, horses and local cowboys called “butteri”. The Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate is in rural Maremma located inland in an area known as the Tuff Area. Ancient civilizations built fascinating medieval fortresses and settlements on steep tuff bluffs that today are open-air museums. Small characteristic towns carved out of tuff stone in this area are Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana. The vineyards rise on the slopes of a spur of tuff where the hilltop town of Sovana is located, surrounded by a beautiful landscape of incredible natural beauty, rich in architectural heritage.

Soil

Soil

Open terrain, volcanic in origin with tufaceous subsoils.

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