Producer: La Braccesca
Classification: Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 85% Prugnolo Gentile, 15% Merlot
Alcohol content: 13%
Production area: Tuscany
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Pairings: Beef, game (deer, roe deer), veal, pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna, etc.)
Colour: Ruby Red on
Bouquet: Significantly greater aromas of fresh fruit that are perceived immediately on the nose
Taste: Soft and fruity, with notes of fresh floral and red fruit that blend well with the wine's minerality.
Climate: The winter 2012/2013 was characterized by mild temperatures and abundant rainfall, which made it possible to replenish the water reserves of the soil after a drought. The last 10 days of April ended the budding of the varieties is early (Merlot, Syrah) and late (Sangiovese), due to a strong rise in temperatures.
Both the spring that summer in 2013 were fresh and characterized by abundant rainfall. This has not damaged the development of the plant, which took place on a regular basis, only slightly delaying the period of ripening of the grapes. Despite being a late harvest, led to a smooth and balanced ripening of the grapes, is the earliest varieties in late ones.
Winemaking: Around the end of September began the harvest of grapes destined for Sabazio. Thanks to a mild September and with some precipitation, the maturation of the Sangiovese continued gradually and has favored the fruity aromas compared to the structure. The grapes were pressed in a soft and started fermentation in stainless steel tanks, where it is tried to maintain the typical fresh aromas of the wine. Concluded the fermentation, the wine was racked into barrels, where he held the malolactic fermentation and began a lasting maturation period of about four months. Finally it was prepared for bottling.
Historical data: The Farm Braccesca, which altogether covers a total area of 471 hectares, is composed of two separate bodies: the historic core of the company that is located in the Montepulciano area, with 103 ha of vineyards in the best sub for production of Nobile di Montepulciano; the other, with 213 hectares of vineyards, located at the foot of the hills surrounding Cortona. The first vintage of Vino Rosso di Montepulciano The Braccesca was 1992. The wine is named Sabatino Lulli, said "Sabazio", Montepulciano monaco abbey in the medieval period who first provided the information for making wine the wine produced in area.
Tasting notes: Ruby-red color, the Sabazio 2013 is an elegant wine, with soft tannins and Significantly greater aromas of fresh fruit that are perceived immediately on the nose. The palate is soft and fruity, with notes of fresh floral and red fruit that blend well with the wine's minerality.