Ficomontanino 2018 'Granomelo' Rosso Toscana IGT
Item Number: 15112
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Melogranino
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Sandy clay and silt
Case Production: 125
Vineyard Notes: Granomelo—a play on the name of the cru Melogranino from which it is sourced—is 100% Sangiovese from south-facing slopes of sandy clay and silt, planted 20 years ago by Maria Sole’s father.
Winemaking Notes: For this cuvée, Maria Sole employs a long maceration of three weeks and uses only cement for the fermentation. She then ages the wine for two full winters in the cellar before bottling it without fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes: The Granomelo Toscana Rosso displays a frank and mesmerizing purity of fruit, but with a greater sense of earthiness and a more tenacious cling on the palate; it’s a union of sand-derived elegance and a certain wildness of spirit that is especially astonishing given that it’s Maria Sole’s first vintage of making wine in this fashion.