“SISTER MOON” ROSSO TOSCANA
45% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
“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.
Named after Sting’s song “Sister Moon”, it is the flagship wine of the estate. This Super Tuscan was the first Toscano IGT wine produced at Il Palagio.Winemaking & Vintage Notes
Harvests took place from the end of September through the second week of October, starting with the Merlot, then Sangiovese and finally Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were hand-harvested from several locations in Florence located over 1,000 feet above sea level.
Maceration period lasted six to eight days. Alcoholic fermentation carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel, with pumping over and punching down four times a day, in order to extract all of the grapes’ finest qualities.
The wine is aged in barriques for 15-18 months and six months in bottle.Tasting Notes
Aromas of black pepper and black licorice with blackberries. Medium to full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a polished tannic finish. Fruit-forward and elegant and with a hint of chocolate.
Pairs well with steak, pasta dishes, Château Briand, or on its own with a bit of cheese.