Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Scipio, Toscana IGT – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • Scipio (skeep-e-oh) was a famous Roman military general and statesman who defeated Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War in 202 BC.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Location: Hillside vineyards surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
    • Cultivation: 100% organic; all work is done by hand
    • Size: 17.3 acres
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 1,300 feet
    • Density: 3,760 vines/acre
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • A warm summer led to good development in the vineyards. Despite rain at the end of harvest, the vineyards yielded excellently ripened fruit.

    • Harvest Date(s): October 15-20
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 6-7 days
    • Barrel Aging: 24 months in 60-gallon French oak (40% new)



  • Scipio, Toscana IGT – 2013 – 90 points – Wine & Spirits

    " ... Notes of espresso and Mexican chocolate picked up during two years in French oak barriques (40 percent new) and the tight, chewy tannins suggest the wine will benefit from a few years in the cellar.”

  • Scipio, Toscana IGT – 2013 – 90 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Made entirely from Cabernet Franc, this offers blueberry, cedar and bell pepper aromas. The palate is juicy, full of red currant, vanilla and Mediterranean herb flavors, held firm with polished tannins and a tart finish. Drink through 2022.”