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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.