Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • Indaco (in-da-ko) is Italian for “indigo.” It is often the color of the sky at sunset at Tenuta Sette Cieli.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Location: Hillside vineyards surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
    • Cultivation: 100% organic; all work is done by hand
    • Size: 17.3 acres
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 1,300 feet
    • Density: 3,760 vines/acre
    • Training: Cordon training and guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • It was an interesting vintage. The summer months were warm, the grapes developed well and there was excellent ripeness in the fruit.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 20-October 20
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 6-7 days
    • Barrel Aging: 16 months in 60-gallon French oak (40% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 30% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
    • Production (in cases): 3,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 1,000
    • Alcohol: 15%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Malbec, Cabernet and Merlot come together perfectly in this stimulating, complex and structured wine, better expressing the complex and rich terroir with spicy and red-fruit aromas. Freshness, structure, persistence — this is a wine that preserves unchanged traits of the original season and terroir, intensified by 16 months in barriques.
      Aging Potential: 15-20 years

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Reviews

  • Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2011 – 90 points, Year’s Best Tuscan Reds – Wine & Spirits

    “… bold and brash, with warm alcohol and brusque tannins. It begins to open after a few hours, showing brambly black fruit flavors layered with bitter chocolate, tobacco and mint. Notes of roasted game and dried leaves emerge with more air. …”

  • Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2011 – 93 points, Top 100 #88 – International Wine Report

    “It displays a dark, inky color followed by aromas of blackberries, blueberries, violets, spices, minerals and hints of new leather. On the palate the gorgeous rich texture shows excellent depth, backed by a lovely touch of underlying acidity…”

  • Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2011 – 93 points – International Wine Report

    “It displays a dark, inky color followed by aromas of blackberries, blueberries, violets, spices, minerals and hints of new leather. On the palate the gorgeous rich texture shows excellent depth, backed by a lovely touch of underlying acidity…”

  • Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2011 – 91 points – The Planet Grape Wine Review

    "Rich and concentrated Bordeaux blend/Super Tuscan with notes of plum and violet from old vine Malbec along with cassis, cherry cobbler and espresso."

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