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Tenuta di Ghizzano, Veneroso, Italy (2016) (IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID)

Tenuta di Ghizzano, Veneroso, Italy (2016) (IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID)

$ 28.95
VENEROSO - WINERY & VINEYARD:

The Venerosi Pesciolini family settled in the Colline Pisane area in the 14th century. For 26 generations, the family has been growing vines, olive trees, and cereals with a deep respect for tradition and terroir. Since 1996 Countess Ginevra Venerosi Pesciolini has run the estate. Colline Pisane comprises a range of gently rolling hills southeast of Pisa, none higher than 200 meters. Once covered by the sea, the sandy-limy-clay soil of Pliocene origin is very rich in fossil shells. Ghizzano’s 20-hectare (48-acre) estate is certified organic by Suolo e Salute; and all wines are certified USDA organic beginning with the 2010 vintage. Since 2006, biodynamic principles are also employed. Wood is used as the instrument for the evolution of wine in time, to allow it to mature, without overpowering the fruit; resulting in wines with superior ageability and the right balance.

THE HARVEST & VINIFICATION:

Grapes are hand picked and placed into small-aerated crates with a capacity of approximately 20 kg. Following meticulous selection on the sorting table, grapes are destalked. They are not put through a pump, but transferred into small steel carts with a capacity of 0.2 tons. They are “tread” by foot in steel and concrete tanks, as well as wooden vats with a capacity of 3000 l. Only indigenous yeasts are used for both the alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentations. Fermentation is temperature controlled at 28°C (82.4°F) and lasts between 7 and 12 days, the cap is plunged by hand and occasionally delestage is employed. Pumping over is avoided to minimize influencing the must with pumps. Veneroso is aged approximately 15 months in 225 and 500-liter second-use, third-use and fourth-use French oak casks.

TASTING NOTES & SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

First produced in 1985, this is the wine that most reflects the excellent potential of the estate. Medium-deep saturated ruby. Multifaceted nose offers blackberry, dark chocolate and coffee along with vanilla and pepper and an elegant mineral quality. Suave and stylish, with a lush texture. A perfect compliment to steak au poivre or mushroom risotto with truffle oil. A generous and lush wine. Minerally with nuanced black fruit and pepper, reflecting the best of the Tenuta di Ghizzano estate.

  • Recommended serving temperature is 18 °C / 65 °F.
  • Appellation: Terre di Pisa DOC
  • Blend: 70% Sangiovese 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Acidity 5.5 g/l

 

  • IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID

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