Marchesi Gondi - Tenuta Bossi Ser Amerigo 2009
Marchesi Gondi - Tenuta Bossi Ser Amerigo 2009 (89 TSW)
Blend of Sangiovese 40%, Colorino 20% and Merlot 40%
The fermentation takes place in vats at a controlled temperature by a refrigeration machine. Aging for 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels of 25 hl, 12 months in barriques and around 24 months in bottle with a naging potential of 10-25 years depending on the vintage.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a light transparent and dark ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of wild berries, cherries with well integrated hints of licorice, chocolate, horse stable and spices.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied showing soft tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of cassis, eucalyptus, tobacco and chocolate. Medium length finish with berries and licorice.
Great marriage with grilled red meats, wild game, feathered, Tuscan pecorino.
The vineyard is located at an altitude of about 300 meters above sea level, in the vineyards of Sottomonte and Camerata, in the hill, with southern exposure, there are 9.2 hectares of Sangiovese, 3.1 hectares of Colorino and 2 hectares of Merlot. The ground is composed by Galestro (typical Tuscan hard stone) and clay soils with calcareous sediments.
Created from the vision of Bernardo Gondi, that experimenting with different grape varieties, decided that Tenuta Bossi needed to have in the gamma of the wines, a modern and seductive wine, made from a blend of allochtonous and native varieties. The name comes from the fact that the Gondi family financed the trip of Giovanni da Verrazzano with which it was discovered the New York Bay. When Amerigo Vespucci discovered, that it was another continent and gave the name of America; in the family to remind that we have contributed to the discovery this continent, for every generation there was an Amerigo. Since the main demand of a more well-rounded wine was from America, it was obvious to call it Ser Amerigo.