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San Felice Vigorello Toscana 2010

San Felice Vigorello Toscana 750ml 2010   
Sku: 1874236

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Agricola San Felice is steeped in local lore and history. Named after a local early Christian Saint from the 18th century, the property was bought by the Grisaldi Del Taja family – the founding members of the Chianti Classico consortium. The family produced wine for several centuries until 1968 when the estate passed to Enzo Morganti. Prior to assuming control, Enzo Morganti spent two decades researching and experimenting with Sangiovese clones at Tenuta di Lilliano. At San Felice, he restructured and transformed this venerable estate, concentrating on high quality winemaking, systematic scientific research and thoughtful vineyard purchases, which included the Campogiovanni vineyard in Montalcino in 1984. Today the property includes a 1,853 acre resort, 445 acres of vineyards and a 44 acre parcel dedicated to experimental viticulture and genetic improvement of Sangiovese, The San Felice vineyards are situated amongst the gently rolling hills of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area of Chianti Classico. The vines are planted in two different soil types: calcareous clay and a combination of sand and lime. The terroir of Campogiovanni, including its sandy, mineral-rich argillous soil, allows Sangiovese vines to grow slowly and steadily, therefore producing unusually complete and balanced grapes. In addition to indigenous varietals like Tuscany’s classic Sangiovese, San Felice has plantings of international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Like Enzo, winemaker Leonardo Bellacini has spent much of his career working with Sangiovese and carries on the legacy of tradition, research and experimentation.

Tasting notes
Aromas of wild cherries, blackberry and raspberry preserves with a hint of tobacco leaf mingle with notes of spice box and juicy tannins on the long and pleasant finish.

Technical notes
(50% Cabernet Sauvignon/45% Merlot/5% Petit Verdot). Vigorello was first released in 1968, a precursor of the Super Tuscan. The must macerated and fermented on its skins for 20-25 days in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine aged in French oak barriques for 24 months and another eight months in bottle.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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