Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Indaco, Toscana IGT – 2019

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  • Introduction

    • THE WINERY: Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, on the Tuscan coast 1,300 above sea level. The 173 acre estate overlooks terraced vineyards and the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo. Seventeen acres of high-density vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Because of Tenuta Sette Cieli’s respect for nature, the winery has chosen organic practices to safeguard the environment. Everything is done by hand in the vineyards, with careful attention to each detail. The journey continues in the cellar where the winery employs single-variety vinification. Fermentation starts with wild yeasts, and the final selection of the wines is done only after a period of barrel aging in French oak barrels.

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

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Hillside vineyards, located atop a hill at 1,300 feet above sea level, are surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

    • Appellation: Toscana Rosso IGT
    • Location: Tuscany
    • Size: 10 hectares (24.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium textured with a high presence of clay, limestone and stones
    • Elevation: 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2019 vintage experienced fluctuating weather conditions, alternating between periods of cold, rain, drought, and heat. April and May were particularly rainy, while June was dry with temperatures above average. The dry spell ended towards late July with three instances of rainfall, which brought the temperature back to the seasonal norm. During the harvest period, from September 12 to October 10, lower temperatures were recorded, helping to maintain freshness and aromatic complexity.

  • Vinification

    • Cold with dr y ice for 25-35 days. In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic.

    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 25-35 days
    • Aging: 14 months in French oak
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 34% Malbec, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.48 g/L
    • p H: 3.49
    • RS: 0.51 g/L
  • 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 14 months in French oak.



  • Indaco, Toscana IGT — 2019 – Jeb Dunnuck – 92 Points

    “Made from Malbec, Cabernet, and Merlot, the dark red 2019 Indaco is expressive with a floral perfume and ripe fruit with good purity on opening, revealing notes of blueberry, plum, polished cedar, mocha, and sweet herbs. On the palate, its plush fruit gives way to undercurrents of dark mineral earth, saline, and espresso on the finish. It offers ripe but youthful tannins, possibly from wood, and a rather persistent finish. As with the other wines in the range, it’s a great option with a New World sensibility.”

  • Indaco, Toscana IGT — 2019 – Wine Advocate – 92 Points

    “The Tenuta Sette Cieli 2019 Indaco is a textured wine that has moments of softness and extra richness interwoven with dark fruit, pencil shaving and dried fruit. This vintage naturally delivers concentration and richness, but a dry quality to the fruit remains throughout, especially on the tannins. The blend is equal parts Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot."