Grottaia Rosso Toscana IGT
REGION Toscana, Bolgheri
The name of this wine line evokes the vineyard of Le Grottine, the Estate's most northerly Cru vineyard, overlooking the Via Bolgherese. The wines, of great freshness and versatility, perfect for any occasion, unabashedly embody a contemporary style, yet they are an authentic voice of the Tuscan coast.
The 2020 growing season opened to a relatively mild winter with abrupt temperature drops; a warm, dry spring followed, favouring a rapid bud break. Abundant groundwater reserves allowed to develop regularly during the subsequent summer months. August brought significant day-night temperature differentials, conditions that encouraged an excellent ripening process, while late-month rains and cooler weather met the vines’ remaining water requirements. The harvest started during the first days of September.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Fermented and matured in stainless steel for about 6 months.
The clusters are picked by hand into small, 15 kg crates, each grape variety and vineyard parcel harvested separately. After a meticulous quality inspection before de-stemming, the berries macerate at a controlled temperature in stainless steel. A two-week fermentation follows, then the wine is racked off and goes through malolactic fermentation.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%