Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2018

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  • Introduction

    • Indaco (in-da-ko) is Italian for “indigo.” It is often the color of the sky at sunset at Tenuta Sette Cieli.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Monteverdi Marittimo (Livorno)
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Cultivation: 100% organic (not certified); all work is done by hand
    • Size: 10 hectares (24.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level
    • Density: 9,300 vines/hectare (3,765 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • 2018 was considered a normal year in terms of climatic conditions, with a usual cold front in February. Spring was and will be remembered as one of the rainiest in history. This summer had a few heat spikes but still cooler than the 2017 vintage. Temperatures in September were higher than the seasonal average but were compensated by very cool nights which preserved aromas and acidity.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 6-7 days
    • Aging: 18 months in French oak (35% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 34% Malbec, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Malbec, Cabernet and Merlot come together perfectly in this stimulating, complex and structured wine, better expressing the complex and rich terroir with spicy and red-fruit aromas. Freshness, structure, persistence — this is a wine that preserves unchanged traits of the original season and terroir, intensified by 18 months in French oak.