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2018 Nielluccio Sangiovese

2018 Nielluccio Sangiovese

Pure Sangiovese - soft cherry and dusty tannins 

Vineyard: Vivian Vineyard, Watervale

Planted: 1998

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: March 13, 2018

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Destem retaining ~ 50% whole berries, no whole bunch

Fermentation: Natural ferment in open top steel fermenters, hand plunged twice daily

Time on skins: 2 weeks

Pressing: Free run and pressings combined

Settling: Settled off gross lees for 7 days

Aging vessel: Ceramic amphora for 3 months then racked to steel for 7 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 13.2%

pH: 3.42

TA: 5.9

SO2: 27F, 42T

Production: 200 dozen