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Tuscany, Italy

Scipio, Toscana IGT — 2017

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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

    • Vineyards: Estate - Monteverdi Marittimo (Livorno)
    • 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 hectares (42.01)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium textured with a high presence of clay, limestone and stones
    • Elevation: 1,300 feet; 400 meters
    • Density: 3,760 vines/acre
    • Training: Guyot
  • 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 (40% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
    • Alcohol: 15%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Scipio 2017 is a rich, deep and complex wine that interprets what was a particularly warm and sunny year. The taste reveals a great balance due to a high natural acidity that gives a pleasant freshness and firmness.



  • Scipio Toscana IGT — 2017 – Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Points

    “It is opulent with blackberry compote, eucalyptus, cedar, and sweet tobacco. Plush and polished, it has full body, velvety tannins, a ripe core of concentrated blue and black fruit, and a long finish. Its oak is wonderfully integrated and balanced, and the wine is impressive without being overblown. This exceptional wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to improve over the following 15 or more years.”