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Producer: FrescobaldiGrape Varieties: Sangiovese 85%, Ciliegiolo 10%, Syrah 5%Optimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Complex characterful redAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
The wines of Tenuta Ammiraglia represent the Frescobaldi’s expression of modern Tuscan wines: influenced and inspired by the Mediterranean sun, sea and coastal breezes. The modern Ammiraglia winery, designed by the architect Piero Sartogo, is reminiscent of the prow of a ship pointing towards the sea. Perfectly integrated amid the hills and covered with greenery, it combines the most recent technological innovations with respect for the land and surrounding nature. The wines of Tenuta Ammiraglia are distinguished by the freshness, minerality and richness of the fruit.
A fine autumn and heavy rains throughout winter helped develop good water reserves. The budding phase took place one week later than average, but the positive climate in April and May, and the particularly hot July days mitigated by cool evening breezes, accelerated the plants’ growth for an early véraison. The grapes’ ripening progressed at a gentle pace, thanks to the August rain showers that lowered the temperatures and contributed to grapes with excellent aromas.
Located in Magliano in the Maremma on the southern tip of Tuscany, the Ammiraglia estate boasts 150 hectares of vineyards that blanket gently rolling hills overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. In this area the amount of sun and reflected light reach the highest levels and together with the marine breezes create particularly favourable growing conditions. To enhance the unique character of this territory a reservoir was created to collect water and give freshness to the vineyards during the driest months of the year. The combination of all of these factors, impart the wines of Ammiraglia with exceptional richness and aromas that are unique to Maremma.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of approximately 30°C and lasted for 10 days. Post fermentation maceration lasted for 20 days, ensuring the desired levels of colour, flavour and structure was imparted to the wine. Malolactic fermentation took place and the wine was then aged for 24 months in second-use large oak barrels with a further two months in bottle prior to release.
Pietraregia 2015’s bouquet expresses ripe fruit notes of plums with nuances of blackberry, floral violets and a lovely smoky and spiced cinnamon aroma. The wine is elegantly structured and marked by good acidity, which lifts the crisp raspberry fruitiness and the delicate spicy notes into a sweet, persistent finale.
An ideal match with a Florentine Steak; rich chicken or mushroom dishes; or medium-aged cheese.
Sangiovese 85%, Ciliegiolo 10%, Syrah 5%
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