LEONE X MEDICI

LEONE X MEDICI

Controlled denomination

IGT Toscana

Production area

Castelfiorentino, Montespertoli

Grape variety

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest period

Merlot firts decade of September, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese last decade of September

Growing system

Guyot and spurred cordon

Density for hectare

5.000 vines/hectare

Soil type

Medium mixture soil

Vineyard altitude

150 mt slm

Yield

50 Q.li/Ha

Fermentation

The grapes are fermented separately in cement and steel vats with selected yeast. the period of maceration is different for each grape and every vintage , the temperature is between 28-30°C with frequent pumping over and delestage every day to foster the ceding of phenols. malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously immediately after alcoholic fermentation

Maturation in wood

Sangiovese wine is aged 18 months in 25 Hl French and Slavonian oak barrels. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are aged 18 months in barriques . subsequently the wines are assembled in cement vats and then clarified, followed by bottling.

Bottle Aging

6 months minimum

Color

Intense ruby red with hints of garnet after aged.

Aroma

Red berrries , blackberry, spicy overtones that remind vanilla, black peppercones and juniper. a balsamic note completes the olfactory profile.

Flavor

In the mouth is warm, gritty and savory with elegant and silky tannins. wine austere and elegant

Alcohol

13,5%

Food pairing

It goes with red meat , game and seasoned cheese.

Serving temperature

18 °C in wide glasses with mouth to close.

Size

CL.75

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