Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2015

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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

    • Vineyards: Monteverdi Marittimo (Livorno)
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Cultivation: 100% organic (not certified); all work is done by hand
    • Size: 7 hectares (17.3 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level
    • Density: 9,300 vines/hectare (3,765 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • 2015 growing season was a warm vintage, with good polyphenolic ripening, producing full body wines with lot of extraction and ripe aromas.

  • 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: 18 months in 60 gallon (225 liter) French oak, followed by 9 months in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 34% Malbec, 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 15%
    • TA: 5.18 g/l
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: 0.64 g/l
    • Release Date: May 2019
    • Optimum Drinking: Within 2 years
  • 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 18 months in French oak.

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  • Tenuta Sette Cieli Indaco Toscana – 2015 – James Suckling – 90 Points

    Very herbal and earthy character, but with enough fresh blackberries to carry this and the rather dry tannins that push through at the finish. Drink now.

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