Amantis Montecucco Sangiovese 2009
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Amantis 2009 Sangiovese (Montecucco)
Appellation: Montecucco, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Superior Wines
To Web: 11/1/2015
By Kerin O’Keefe
Structured and savory, this polished wine doles out aromas and flavors of mature plum, crushed black cherry, violet, black pepper and clove. Firm but fine-grained tannins provide the framework. Drink 2016-2021. (11/1/2015) -91
Loam Composition: Clay mix, very rich in skeleton
Vineyards average altitude: 370 m.s.l.
Trunks density per hectar: 8,000 to 20,000
Training System: Bilateral spurred cordon
Grape Variety: Sangiovese 90% with small quantities of red-stalk Colorino and Canaiolo
Vinification: Long maceration on the skins with frequent pumpover. Maximum temperature made freely rise until 33' centigrade. Vinifcation and refinement in 50 hl wooden vats/barrels.
Refinement in bottle: ten months at least
Total Acidity: 5.78%
Non-reducing extract: 28.82%
Reducing sweetness: 1.63
Total Polyphenols: 4102.00
Colour: Intense ruby red, limpid
Fragrance: delicate, intense and caressing, fruity with typical morello cherry.
Taste: elegant and powerful, typical and modern.
Service: at a temperature of 21' C
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