ALIOTTO ROSSO TOSCANA

Tenute Lunelli

APPELLATION

Tuscany

GRAPE VARIETIES

60% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet, Merlot and other local grapes

WINEMAKERS

Vittorio Stringari

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13%

2017

91POINTS

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SEPTEMBER 2018
2014

92POINTS

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BACKGROUND

The Lunelli family, third generation winemakers at Ferrari Trento DOC have pursued their passion for wine with the creation of Tenute Lunelli, comprised of three wine estates located in three different regions of Italy: Tenuta Castelbuono in Umbria, Tenuta Podernovo in Tuscany, and Villa Margon in Trentino.

Tenuta Podernovo is a magnificent vine-crowned hill at the Terricola in the heart of Tuscany (near Pisa). This site marries the elegance and softness of the wines produced in the coastal region, with the power and intensity of the more classical inland areas. It is an enchanting combination of untrammeled landscapes countryside and vineyards, that the Lunelli family maintains painstakingly with their approach to organic farming- the property has been certified organic since 2012.

The wineries marine fossil symbol located on the front label is homage to the marine fossils from the late Carboniferous age that are abundantly found in the blue Pliocene clays and yellow sands of our estate vineyards.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

This is a splendid blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot grown in the vineyards of Tenuta Podernovo, which lies in the heart of the hills near Pisa and is owned by the Lunelli family. The property is currently being converted to organic farming methods.

Aliotto comes from a strict selection of grapes from the vineyards of the Estate. The vineyards are located on soils that are medium-textured, composed of loamy sand and clay, and rich in fossil shells. They face west, south and east, at an altitude of 137 meters above sea level.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Fermentation temperature at 28°C in stainless steel vats. Maceration period of 10-15 days. 12 months in barriques, followed by a minimum of four months in bottle.

TASTING NOTES

A luminous ruby red colour. The nose reveals elegant notes of morello cherries and fruit in brandy, as well as herbal and mineral tones. A well-structured yet supple wine that has an attractive roundness, due to its well-modulated and refined tannins. Overall, it is very elegant, with its well-balanced tanginess and mellow finish suade.

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