Sangiovese Toscana, Vigna I Botri, I Botri di Ghiaccio Forte
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Sangiovese Toscana, Vigna I Botri, I Botri di Ghiaccio Forte - 2019

Item # 44457 750mL

I Botri is 4 hectare estate that is exemplar when it comes to the practice of polyculture. It is located on an old Tuscan farmhouse nestled at the top of the I Botri valley in the upper reaches of Scansano. This cooler, hillside area is best-suited for producing elegant and balanced Sangiovese-based red wines. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for a year in 20 hl Slavonian oak.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

Within Tuscany, there is a lot more than just Chianti, Montalcino, and Super Tuscans. This wine is a testament to that! Located within Maremma Toscana, a region in Tuscany’s South bordering the coast, we find Vigna I Botri. This small, under appreciated region produces some of the most aromatic reds with a distinct minerality due to the fossil rich limestone soils. With Sangiovese vines over 50 years in age, as well as being the first organic winery in Maremma, Vigna I Botri creates an authentic representation of Tuscany. Even while demonstrating the elegant side of the region, we are treated to an abundance of red fruits, wild flowers, herbs, and a hint of spice. With some bottle age, this wine is in its prime, balancing youthful fruit notes with a savory complexity beginning to reveal itself. Elegance & depth personified!

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Glossary

Prugnolo

A clone of the great Sangiovese grape, used to make the famed Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red wine of Tuscany. Typically blended with up to 20% other varieties (traditionally Canaiolo). These wines often posses an almost sandy soil tone. Common tasting notes include herbs, chocolate, and both fresh and dried red fruits on the palate. The aromatics of Prugnolo express a more floral side of Sangiovese; the wines tend to show impressive balance, even upon release, which allows them to be consumed...

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Sangiovese

Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent complement to Cabernet Sauvignon in red Italian blends; this grape duo forms the basis of many of the...

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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