Podernuovo a Palazzone - Sotirio 2016
Podernuovo - Sotirio 2016 (92 TSW)
A new label design for this 100% Sangiovese from this Giovanni Bulgari wine project.
Maceration on the skins for 18/22 days; alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature in 1500 litre oak vats; malolactic fermentation in 1.000 litre barrels. Ageing for 12/14 months in barrels. 20 Months of ageing in bottles.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright ruby red color with purple reflections.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and chocolate with hints of tobacco, cedar, flowers and balsamico.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acitiy and ripe well integrated tannins. Soft, elegant and round in the mouth with a light spicy medium(+) length finish.
To pair with: beef, lamb, Veal, poultry or salted meat.
Today Podernuovo is a contemporary winery with the ambition to bring its carbon footprint – the emission of carbon dioxide – close to zero, by continuous research and total commitment in finding the best solutions for the environment. The vineyard spreads on 26 hectares of land, with 5400 plants per hectare, at an altitude of over 300 above sea level. Main qualities are Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The vineyards are located at Palazzone at San Casciano dei Bagni, the most Southern tip of Tuscany, where hills, streams and wind create an outrageous natural climate to produce unique wines. Only in these authentic places, where the summers are still hot and the winters freezing, and with mild springs and autumns and little snow, it is possible to have the ideal conditions for the vines to ripe at its best. The soil – which is composed by clay, limestone, sandstones and fossils – and has a sunny South-Eastern exposure of the vineyard make, combined with the altitude, give well-structured elegant wines.