Rabitti Suverto - PerElisa IGT Toscana Rosso 2011
Super Tuscan born a few kilometers from Bolgheri.
Rabitti Suverto - PerElisa IGT Toscana Rosso 2011 (89 tsomw points)
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Orofino. Aged for 12 months in small french oak barrels and after that 8-10 months in bottle.
In the glass an intense ruby red color.
On the nose black cherries, dark berries with hints of green pepper and herbs.
On the palate dry, rich with medium acidity and fine grained tannins. Nice long aftertaste.
Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister, found in the Calzalunga’s area at Suvereto, an excellent terroirwhere to vegetate its vineyards – the same one that currently houses our. Elisa ordered them to be implanted with a blend of French vines, coming directly from the Botanic Garden of Marseille and tuscan native vines.
Production area: Loc. Calzalunga – Suvereto (LI)
Harvest: manual in preforated boxes, with careful selection of grapes
Output per hectare: less than 50 q.li/ha
Training system: spurred cordon
“PerElisa” then, is the wine that was produced specifically for the Princess Bonaparte that absolutely wanted was always present at her table.
Vinified using natural methods with grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon with the addition of other native red vines grape originating in the area (as desired by the Princess), wine is aged for 12 months in small french oak barrels and then refines further 8-10 months in bottle.