Grifi

Toscana I.G.T. 2018


T his risk-rewarding wine is for bullish producers only. In fact in 2014 Grifi was not produced due to adverse climate conditions. An incredible blend where Sangiovese’s freshness perfectly merges with the Cabernet Sauvignon’s backbone. Another fine example of a great blend for ageing.
The assembly of two such different personalities such as Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend together, giving this wine a unique character. Dark ruby red in color with purple reflections, the nose opens with notes of blueberries, blackberries and incense going up to sandalwood and graphite. In the mouth it is dense and complex with hints of blackberry jam and cinnamon. It then evolves like a balsamic explosion supported by good acidity. The lively tannin all over the palate accompanies the savory and persistent finish.
Grapes

49,58% Sangiovese, 50,42% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest

Between the end of August and mid September.

Vinification

Separate vinification for the two varieties in stainless steel vats with the use of indigenous yeasts selected by the company’s pied de cuve. Alcoholic fermentation with subsequent maceration on the skins lasted up to 25 days. The malolactic fermentation took place in wood.

Ageing

18 months in French oak barriques (225 ltr) and large Slavonian oak barrels (6000 ltr).

Awards

2017:
94 pts James Suckling

2016:
94 pts James Suckling
91 pts Veronelli

2015:
93 pts Vinous
90 pts Wine Spectator
92 pts Wine Enthusiast
92 pts James Suckling
92 pts Veronelli

2013:
92 pts James Suckling
90 pts Decanter