Sanforte 100%Sanforte is a rare indigenous grape that found its ideal environment in our terroir. It grows in our old vineyard of 65 years, as well as in two newly grafted plots using selected shoots. Sanforte is a vigorous grape, that grows naturally and easily in our vineyards, allowing it to fully express its typicity. DNA- The latest research told us what we have always been convinced of- that Sanforte is its own variety, clearly distinct from Sangiovese. For a few years, we experimented with vinifying small batches of Sanforte to understand its properties and characteristics. In 2016, we saw our first bottling of 100% Sanforte.
Harvest and Winemaking
Sanforte is fermented in small open container where we hand punch down the skins to mix with the liquid must so that the aromas, flavors and colors are extracted delicately. Sanforte is fermented without the addition of enological additives, neither selected yeasts nor sulfites. After the alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation and ageing takes place in wooden barriques and tonneaux of 4th passage.
Elegant and refined, with notes of black pepper and cherries and a well-balanced acidity. A truly comprehensive wine.
Roasted red meats and wild game.