L’Morino is the estate blend from Tenuta La Vigna, just few bottles (2000/year) for this very pleasant blend of Sangiovese (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (50%). Cabernet Sauvignon grapes add noblesse and ageing potential to this wine that, despite the blend with French grape, shown it Tuscan character at the first sip. It will improve with some years of ageing in bottle.
Appellation: Toscano IGT
Production Area: Località Fugnano (San Gimignano)
Grape and percentage: Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Vines trellissing system: Spur Cordon
Density: 4400 vines per hectare
Soil: Yellow sand, clay mixed with cobblestone
Altitude: 270 mt above sea level
Yield of grapes per hectare: 7,5 tons
Microclimate: Typical mediterranean climate with rainfall in April, May and November; temperature between -5°C +37°C
Production process: Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are hand harvested during the first two weeks of October, soft pressed and destemmed, they ferment with the skins for 15/20 days in temperature control (26°/28°C) steel vats. At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked in cement vats where it develop the malo-lactic fermentation and mature for 6 months.
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red colour, fresh and nice smell with red fruit notes, well balanced, soft and tasty
Serving suggestions: Excellent with red meat and cheese
Serving temperature: 18°/20°C
Number of bottles/year: 2000