Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines.
The juice from most black grapes is greenish-white; the red colour comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) naturally present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice. Much of the red-wine production process therefore involves extraction of colour and flavour components from the grape skin.
This Chianti Classico has been obtained by a selection of the grapes growing on our 27 hectares Campomaggio vineyard. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Bouquet, lot of ripe red and black fruits with balsamic overtones. Taste, full-bodied, with a very smooth palate, silky tannins and round finish with a long fruity dominance.
This wine is produced from Ciliegiolo (cee-lee-a-jo-low aka “cherrygrape”) grapes grown in the low-yielding organic vineyard of the Tenuta Santa Lucia on coastal Tuscany near Pisa. Deep ruby red in colour. Rich spicy perfumes and black pepper notes with a hint of raisins. Full body balanced taste, very intense and spicy with sweet cherry flavours.
The our wine "Toscano" is a beautiful blend of Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo grapes grown in the low-yielding organic vineyard of the Tenuta Santa Lucia on coastal Tuscany, near Pisa. Bright ruby red colour. Very fresh and fruity at nose, with lots of cherry notes. Taste, fairly intense with sweet cherry flavours.
Aged for 24 months in oak casks. It completes its refinement in bottles for a minimum period of 3 months. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Bouquet, cedar, sandalwood and a sweet dustiness on the nose. Taste, cherry and toasted oak palate. The finish has fine-grained tannins and a lovely back-end bouquet.
This wine comes from a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes blended with a small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from the Campomaggio vineyard. Lively ruby red color with light garnet hues. A full bouquet with a pleasant chicory scent. Taste, dry, full-bodied with a slight initial tannin flavour which develops into a spicy taste.
Our wine "Fattoria di Travalda" has intense ruby colour. Bouquet, extraordinary floral components with intense notes of geranium and jasmine, red berries, toasted coffee, cinnamon and spices. Taste, rich and full bodied with silky tannins. Ideal with all Mediterranean dishes, roast, game meat and spicy cheese.
This great classic is born from a selection of the best Sangiovese and Canaiolo organic grapes from Poggio al Casone vineyard. Vivacious ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with violet notes. Taste, round and fruity taste balanced by ageing in traditional cask. Super ripe fruitiness and a soft easy-feel taste are the characteristics of our Chianti Superiore.
Our Riserva is produced in the best vintages with a selection of Sangiovese grapes produced in Poggio al Casone Estate. Bright ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with violet notes.
Taste, dry and harmonious with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries.
Our wine Toscana "Casone" is produced with Sangiovese and Syrah grapes, attentively harvested by hand and selected to give birth to this “Supertuscan”wine. Colour, deep ruby red. Bouquet, intense notes of strawberries and white pepper, laying on a texture of balsamic notes, eucalyptus and mint. The refinement in barrique favours the integration of the aromas giving a pleasant final touch of wood and leather.
Today this type of vine created in 1885, almost disappeared, thanks to a research of Castellani lasted more than 15 years in collaboration with the University of Pisa, began to grow in Poggio al Casone hills. Intense ruby red color with purple reflections. Bouquet, very fruity on the nose with hints of strawberry and wild dark fruits. Taste, very spicy and complex with elegant nuances of black pepper and Mediterranean balsamic herbs, light refreshing body with velvety texture.
This wine, whose name has been inspired by the annual capture of wild hares bred in the natural setting of the vineyards, is the expression of an organic agriculture that has renounced to any product or procedure damaging nature, rediscovering the great values of an antique wine-growing process. Purple red colour. Bouquet, notes of red berries, blackberries and hints of white pepper. Taste, medium-bodied, fresh, velvety with well integrated tannins.
Dark and intense ruby red colour. Bouquet, complex, with multiple layers of primary fruity aromas of wild roses, cherries, mint, cassis and licorice. Secondary aromas of resin, oak, leather and toasted sweet coffee. Intriguing taste mixing sweet flavour of white chocolate, vanilla and cedar on a buttery bed of oak verticalized by a gentle acidity. Long finish. Wonderful Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, Brunello style.
Deep ruby red colour with garnet reflections. Wonderful on the nose with balsamic scents, mint and eucalyptus, Mediterranean spiced flavours of bergamot, sage and rosemary. Taste, creamy mouth feeling with gentle acidity, dark fruits, blackberries, aniseed and orange peel. Typical, intense and vibrant wine from the sandy soil of Tuscan Tyrrhenian coast.
Vivacious ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with a violet fragrance and a slight hint of cherries. Taste, dry, balanced and sapid, lightly tannic which turns into velvety softness. Delicious partner to spicy pasta dishes. Ideal with roasts, steaks and grilled veal.
Bright ruby red wine. Elegant impact on the nose with hints of lemon on a raspberry background. Taste, warm and passionate with slight tannins, it lingers on the palate and is ready to drink now but will age well on its graceful balance.
Intense ruby red with purple reflections. Characteristic bouquet with plenty of cherry, berry and balsamic flavours. Taste, soft and round with notes of licorice and vanilla, nice acidity and balanced fruit.
Ruby red wine with purple reflections. On the nose it has a surprising cleanness with strong notes of cherry and spices. Medium bodied wine, soft and pleasant on the palate showing nice freshness and a good balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. It has a long smooth finish.
Ruby red colour with purple reflections. Fruity with the characteristics black berry and violet aromas. An intense fruitiness wraps the palate with a soft touch but still with a certain verticality that accompanies to a wild berries after finish.
Santa Lucia Toscana Red is a fine and elegant red blend. Brilliant ruby red colour. Bouquet, complex aromas of crushed berries. Taste, pleasant roundness and clean tannic structure. Ideal to accompany red meats, stews and Pasta dishes.
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.
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.
Made with hand-picked grapes selected from Castellani vineyards with the characteristic sandy, clayey and calcareous soil. Harmonious wine with an intense ruby red colour. Bouquet, rich plum and bramble fruit flavours and a slight hint of cherries followed by a characteristic scent of violets, strawberries and pepper. Taste, dry, balanced and sapid, lightly tannic.
Bright ruby red colour. Characteristic bouquet, oak and fruit scent. Taste, gentle and harmonious, flavour of cherry and plum, fruity with oak finish. Ideal with all Mediterranean dishes, roast, game meat and spicy cheese.
Maremma DOC is a fast-rising star on the Italian wine scene. Based on the Supertuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Bouque, fruitiness with notes of cherries and white chocolate. Taste, great complexity, dry, warm with balsamic finish.
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.
Arbos is an higher quality of Sangiovese "in purezza" produced on hilly vineyards sloping down to the sea and partially aged in barriques. Ruby red colour with garnet reflections. Elegant and fruity bouquet with hints of pepper and wild cherry. Full bodied, round and perfumed, easy to drink.
We select our Merlot in the production area of Colli Euganei, in Veneto region, one of the most interesting Italian cru for this popular International varietals. Deep ruby red colour. Bouquet, wonderfully herbaceous, fruity bouquet of black berries and plums. Taste, velvety and harmonious with round texture and soft tannins.
It is made following the traditional vinification method. Colour, ruby red colour with purple reflections. Intense and distinctive bouquet, with violet and black berry fragrance. Taste, filled with soft, plummy red fruit set up by light tannins. Perfect companion of all the traditional pasta dishes, grilled pork and stuffed meat rolls.
A vine variety of French origin, Pinot Noir is one of the most prized and known red grape variety that found ideal growing conditions in the Northern regions of Italy. Intense ruby color, garnet if aged. Bouquet, delicate with fruity aromas and a layer of complexity given by the prolonged skin maceration. Excellent structure, with a velvety, round, slightly bitter features but never aggressive on the palate.
We select our Montepulciano from hilly vineyards of the Abruzzo region, on terrains sloping down towards the sea. Intense ruby colour. Bouquet, ripe red fruit, violet, pink with liquorice spicy notes fruit and delicate flowery notes. Taste, robust warm-hearted glassful of black fruit, with a touch of wood smoke and tar.
Thanks to particularly dry and windy conditions, to produce extraordinary grapes without the addition of any artificial, chemical products. Inky red colour. Intense bouquet of black cherries and berries. Taste, velvety and rich with soft tannins.
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.
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