Romagna sangiovese DOC Modigliana
Obtained from vines planted with the “gems” of Vigna 22, this is a Sangiovese of robust character, ideal for any occasion.
Ruby-red with an aroma and notes of red fruits and flowers.
It’s full-bodied, dynamic, expressive and its release is brilliantly fresh and sapid.
Pair with: White meat, red meat, grilled fish and seafood chowders.
2016 began the way 2015 ended. Little rain and mild temperatures until March when cold rains began and lasted throughout spring. The vines of course, responded with early budding. August brought average temperatures, temperature variations and regular rain. Even the harvest was easy- healthy, ripe grapes gave us balanced, fragrant wines that will only improve with time. Surefire.
The beginning of the year began with almost non-stop rain straight through spring. The 2014 vintage with all of its difficulties had already seemed strange enough, until the experience of sweltering heat took over. Temperatures shot up and stayed above 35 degrees for ten days or so. The harvest was ready, in excellent condition, healthy, and though very sweet, the pH level was high. The resulting wines are loaded with flavor and color, generous, lively, though lacking the deep freshness that characterized the year before. An outgoing wine.
Winter was strangely mild and vines responded with early budding. Then ripening came, and with it, rains that made us forget it was summer. On September 20th, flooding left Modigliana without running water. And the rains kept coming down. The harvest was fragile, thin-skinned, low in sugar but with excellent acidity. The resulting wines are dim in color, but fresh and sharp. They will surprise you.