Reciso

SANGIOVESE Rosso Toscana IGT

Cru from Sangiovese grapes. The first wine of my project, born in 1995 after long mass selections on the old family vineyards, using Sangiovese plants that have always been present in my territory.

Vintage

2012

Blend

Due cloni di Sangiovese selezionati in azienda

Age of Vines

(30%) 45 years, ( 70%) 25 years

Smell

Complex, livey aromas of wild berry fruit, particularly blackberry, enriched with nuances of tanned leather, barley and roasted coffee

Taste

Dry and lean, with pronounced but silky tannins; the finish develops a classically bitterish note suggesting dark chocolate, a characteristic encouraged by our clayey soil

Pairings

Stews and marinades, wild fowl, aged cheeses.

Complete technical sheet

Philosophy

Today, Reciso is produced in very limited quantities, sourced from six small ridge-top parcels that total three hectares, laid out evenly with southeast and southwest exposures. In addition to their elevations and exposures, the vineyards are selected for the complexity of their mineral component and for the prominence of white clay, in addition to the omnipresent fossil seashells that constitute the basic matrix of our soils.

Reciso is without doubt my most representative wine, both from the point of view of terroir and from winemaking philosophy. That philosophy is founded on the best possible care of my vineyards, never simply to satisfy one or another market; its only objective is to demonstrate the greatness of the Sangiovese grape grown in San Miniato.

 

Vinification & Maturation

Reciso is vinified and matured following very traditional practices, in order to preserve as much as possible what the vineyard has given us. Fermentation is carried out in lined cement vats at 27-30°C using only ambient yeasts, and the maceration on the skins lasts for 5 weeks in full vats.

For maturation, I use 10-hl Slavonian oak botti and 550-litre French oak tonneaux. It begins in late spring and lasts 18-24 months, with the objective of achieving the finest possible development and of encouraging the most genuine personality. The wine then ages in the bottle 15-18 months before release.