Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Scipio, Toscana IGT – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • Scipio (skeep-e-oh) was a famous Roman military general and statesman who defeated Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War in 202 BC.

  • 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: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • The 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: 24 months in 60-gallon French oak (40% new)
  • Tasting Notes

    • The nose seduces with complex aromas of fruit and spicy notes. Its exquisite fi nesse and elegance combined with the complex structure make it a wine with a rare character, a meditation wine.

  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 15%
    • TA: 4.99 g/L
    • p H: 3.59
    • RS: .40 g/L