Villa Travignoli 2011 'Calice del Conte' Toscana IGT
Item Number: 11870
Sub Region: Chianti Rufina
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Merlot / 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Marl and calcareous clay
Elevation: 200-350 meters asl
Case Production: 416
Winemaking Notes: The grapes ferment in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (28/30°C) for 10 days before racking. After malolactic fermentation occurs, the wine is racked to oak barriques where is matures for 3 years. Once bottled, the wine matures for an additional 1.5 years.
Tasting Notes: Ripe cherry with hints of forest fruits and spice show on the nose. The flavors are harmonious on the palate; this is an extremely smooth and velvety red wine. Tannins are structured but not grippy. Good acidity delivers a long, consistent finish. Calice del Conte is an excellent choice with grilled, roasted, and braised meat.