Avvoltore

The Moris family has dedicated itself for generations to agriculture and has over the years increased their interest and specialization in viticulture.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 818869007029

  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country Italy
  • Region Toscana, Italy
  • Alcohol 14.4%
  • Composition:
    75% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah
  • Winemaker Notes Avvoltore is the company's flagship wine. The grapes are collected from vineyards planted on the Poggio dell'Avvoltore hill. Its clay-limestone soil produces a strong and powerful tanning, felt when savoring the wine. The first vintage with in 1988; the blend has since undergone very few changes. In recent years it has always been characterized by these grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah. The name describes the hawk of Maremma, a bird of prey that often flies over these vineyards. The powerful tannin cleans the palate when eating meat dishes, especially those cooked with a tomato sauce, and also when eating aged and strong cheese.
  • Tasting Notes Ruby red color with purple highlights. Complex bouquet, with hints of ripe fruit and vanilla. Full bodied and soft, with a velvety mouthfeel. Serve at 18° C with roasts.
    • Soil: clay, limestone
  • Vinification Fermentation in temperature-controlled cement tanks. "Remontage" is twice daily for the first ten days. The wine is then left for a further 15 days in contact with the skins before being racked and immediately returned in 225 liter barriques (80% new), where malolactic fermentaiton takes place. The aging of the wine in wood barrels lasts about a year and during this time "delestage" (devatting) takes place. The wine is then bottled and left to refine for another 6 months beefore being sold to the public.
  • Viticulture Harvest is the second and fourth week of September and the first and second week of October, dependent on the various varietals in the blend.
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