A term used in the United States to describe a higher quality classification of wine above every day drinking table wines. While premium wines maybe very expensive there is no set price point that distinguishes when a wine becomes a "premium wine".
Traditional fermentation on the skins for 2 weeks at a controlled temperature. The wine completes the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Color, ruby-red with purple hues. Bouquet, full and reminiscent of violets. Taste, dry and smooth with zesty notes of cherry and berry fruit.
The wine is produced exclusively in the territory of the Medieval town of San Gimignano, nearby Siena. Colour, delicate straw yellow tending to a warm golden colour with ageing. Characteristic bouquet, elegant and persistent. Taste, dry, and harmonious with a slight almond finish.
Special rolling presses are used to give a soft treatment to the grapes, then placed in temperature-controlled tanks. After the fermentation the wine is filtered and sent to its refinement in casks located in thermo-humidified cellars where it remains for at least 12 months before bottling. Vivacious ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with violet notes. Taste: round and fruity taste balanced by ageing in traditional casks.
Traditional vinification method: ripe grapes are harvested from the best vineyards and almost immediately crushed in order to minimize oxidation. Bright ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with a violet fragrance. Taste, dry and harmonious with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries.
This Chianti Classico is produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyards of Chianti Classico appellation, the most ancient Chianti area. Vivacious ruby red colour. Bouquet, fruity fragrance, hints of violet, cherry and wild red berries. Taste, full-bodied, dry and traditional, it becomes harmonious after at least one year of ageing.
Produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyards of Chianti Classico appellation, the most ancient Chianti area. Deep ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, earthy, with wild red berries and underwood notes. Taste, harmonious, dry, savoury, strong and persistent.
Our Filicheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced and refined in the heart of the production area, between Val D’Orcia and Valdichiana, from vineyards situated in a countryside rich in monuments, villas and country homes. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Characteristic bouquet, delicate with notes of violets and typical aromas of tobacco and leather. Great tannins on the palate, dry and harmonious.
Brunello di Montalcino is the ultimate enological expression of an area with a longstanding wine tradition. Dark and rich ruby red colour tending to garner with ageing. Intense and characteristic bouquet, warm, spicy and harmonious with balsamic overtones. Taste, full-bodied, luscious and well structured with long finish.
The vineyard of Santa Lucia Estate is located about 100m above sea level at the intersection of the Arno and the Era Valleys on ancient downspouts land consisting of layers of tufaceous sands and gravel; a land which reveals at times the meeting between the river and the sea, which is now located about 25 kilometers to the west, also rich in stone and fossil shells.
Our Morellino di Scansano is the result of a careful selection in the restricted production area located in Maremma, Southern part of Tuscany. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense vinous scent, fruity with notes con cherries, blackberries and violets. Taste, great complexity, dry, warm with soft tannins and persistent finish.
Looking forward to our Novello Toscana IGT 2012 from the Burchino estate, in the meanwhile, we present a preview of the new label. Since its first vintage, our Novello labels have always contained works by famous artists. The painter who will lend his work to our Novello 2012 is not an italian but the french Moss, an artist with a turbulent life...
Mating disruption as a method to stop the action of an insect that is very damaging to grapes: the grape berry moth. Andrea Lucchi, entomologist, professor at the University of Pisa, studied for a long time the way to fight pests.