Salicaria Rosso 2009
Grignano - Salicaria - Toscana Rosso IGT 2009 - 90 points. A super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Merlot (50/50) aged for 24 months in French barriques.
In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet hues.
In the nose notes of black currant such as blackberries, blueberries and cassis and hints of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg with a light floral lift.
On the palate structured and complex. The tannins are very dense and soft, ripe. Mineral and firm in the middle. The finish is very long with rose petal.
Appellation: IGT – Toscana Rosso
Altitude: 300 mt. above sea level
Soil: Clayey limestone
Age of vineyard: 16 years
Vine density: 5.000 plants/hectare
Grape varieties: 90% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Yield: 7.000 Kg/hectare
Harvest period: 2nd week of September
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 18/24 months in French oak barriques (50% new barriques, 50% of 2nd passage)
Bottle aging: 12 months