The unusual name and elegant stylized image that identify this wine were inspired by the plough blade – “coltro” in Italian – that turns the soil to free it from the stones and make it fertile. The tilled, cultivated soil produces Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot grapes.

 

VARIETIES: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet.

PRODUCTION DISTRICT: Tuscan hills.

ALTITUDE: 200–250 metres above sea level.

TYPE OF SOIL: Various types of well-aspected soils (alberese, galestro, marly limestone and clays) bring wines rich in aromas and complexity.

TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot and spurred cordon.

HARVEST: Grapes are harvested in early October.

WINEMAKING METHOD: Destemmed grapes are fermented with the traditional on-the-skins method, topped up with a small amount of whole Bordeaux grapes. Controlled temperature fermentation lasts about 10 days, during which time careful pumping over is performed.

AGEING: After first racking, cellar ageing includes time in small containers.

SENSORY PROFILE: Ruby red colour with crimson hues and a heady fragrance with tempting forest berries, iris and violets on the nose; the soft, charming, easy- drinking flavour serves up a pleasant lingering finish with of blackberry and raspberry.

ABV: 14,00 %.

RECOMMENDED CELLARING: 3 years in bottle, laid down in a dark cellar.

FOOD PAIRING: Cured meats, flavoursome meat-based starters, fresh Pecorino cheese.

Melini, Toscana 'I Coltri' IGT, 2019

SKU: 10600_2019
£10.82Price
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