La Riserva

Area of Production

The 900 Ceppi is a Morellino di Scansano DOCG “Riserva” red wine, a cuvée of grapes coming from our vines. The grapes selected for the 900 ceppi wine come from a small and defined part of our vine. The area exposed at South-West is limited by about 900 plants of Sangiovese which are cared and selected on purpose all the year long.

Terroir

The vineyard, planted in 1999, lays at an height of 400 mt o.s.l. exposed West-South-West on a mixed composition land having a clay loam base which is rather chalky but rich in skeletal material.

Varietals

Sangiovese 100%

Plant training system

Spurred cordon

Planting density

900 plants are selected to produce this wine

Production Methods

After harvesting, which takes about half October, the grapes are brought to the cellar to be vinified separately and after a further manual selection of the grapes.

Fermentation took 6 days at a controlled temperature of about 28° C, followed by a maceration of further 20 days which allowed us to extract the most possible part of aromas and polyphenols. Malolactic fermentation in 5 hectolitres tonneaux, where wine refined 15 months long. Bottle refinement takes place for a minimum of 12 months. This wine does not undergo filtering nor clarification.

Production quantity

The 900 ceppi is not produced every year, but only in peculiar ones when two essential conditions happen: suitable rainfall between spring and the beginning of summer and, viceversa, extremely reduced rainfall just before the harvest period (September – beginning of October). This wine is only available in formats Magnum and Jeroboam.

Tasting notes

Rubin red color with violet reflections. This wine presents wide and intense aroma of sour cherries under spirits, and berries with spiced notes of coffee. The taste is intense, elegant, with enveloping and soft tannins, good savouriness. Really persistent in the mouth.

Notes

The harvest for this wine is intentionally late. We can do it only when the two conditions mentioned above happen. Grapes, infact, must reach the beginning of October in extremely healthy conditions and at the same time with a well-balanced ripening.