Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2017

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  • Introduction

    • Yantra (yawn-tra) is Sanskrit for “instrument” or “machine.” A Yantra is a mandala — a map, chart or geometric pattern which is often used to reference geometrical drawings used in the Indian mystical tradition.

  • 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: 7 hectares (17.3 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 400 meters (1,300 feet)
    • Density: 9,300 vines/hectare (3,764 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • A hot and dry summer, yielded nicely ripened grapes with high concentration.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1 - October 5
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 2-3 days
    • Aging: 100% of the blend stayed in French oak barrels for 6 months (60-gallon; 4–6 years old)
    • Fining: No
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
    • Production (in cases): 8,650 cases (6/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 4,350 cases (6/750ml)
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.0 g/L
    • p H: 3.61
    • RS: 0.39 g/L