“ROXANNE” ROSSO TOSCANA
90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegolo
“Il Palagio is like stepping into a painting. And one of my favorite places on Earth. I hope you fall in love with it as much as I have.” – Sting
Villa Il Palagio estate lies amid the rolling hills of the lush, fertile Tuscan countryside south of Florence. The private home of Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, this truly remarkable sixteenth-century estate has been totally renovated and includes: 65 acres of vineyards, 8,000 olive trees and 80 bee colonies amongst numerous other agricultural endeavors. All wines produced at Il Palagio are organic and certified by BioAgricert.
Roxanne... wife of Alexander the Great, Cyrano de Bergerac’s unrequited love and the eponymous subject of one of Sting’s earliest and most famous songs. And now a delicious Toscana IGT, joining the portfolio of widely acclaimed wines produced at Il Palagio.Winemaking & Vintage Notes
2016 was marked by good rainfall, and moderate temperatures during the summer. The Merlot and Syrah were hand-harvested at the end of September followed by the Sangiovese starting October 10th.
The grapes were sourced from several locations in the provinces of Florence and Sienna, located 328 to 656 feet above sea level. Maceration of 10 days, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for five months.
20% of the Sangiovese is aged in large barrels; the remaining in stainless steel.Tasting Notes
Deep and ruby red color. Intense and fruity notes of ripe red fruits and sweet spices. Strong personality, harmonious structure and well complexed tannins, with a long finish.
With a complex aroma of cherries, wild blackberries and spices, this is a versatile and very drinkable wine to complement many dishes and to capture the heart. Pairs well with red meats, seasoned pecorino cheese and Fiorentina steak.