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Il Marzocco Toscana IGT Chardonnay

Il Marzocco

Toscana I.G.T. Chardonnay

In 1987, our winery was the first in Tuscany to produce a barrel-aged white wine, with grapes cultivated in Cortona’s foothills. Today the wine continues to be a trend leader with its vinification in a concrete egg, a terracotta jar and oak barrels. An elegant dynamic wine, it owes its name to a stone lion, symbol of wisdom and strength, which can be found in front of Palazzo Avignonesi in Montepulciano.
An elegant, dynamic and profound wine, Marzocco will enchant you with its explosive notes of fresh flowers such as acacia and ripe pineapple accompanied by intriguing nuances of vanilla. The palate is sumptuous and creamy with notes of elderflower, apricot and honey. The mouth is delighted by a vibrant, mineral finish.

GRAPES
100% Chardonnay

HARVEST
16 – 24 August

VINIFICATION
Whole bunch press and cold decanting for approximately 24 hours. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out by the yeasts selected from our pied de cuve.

AGEING
5 months on fine lees, 81% in barriques and 19% in cement egg

AWARDS
2022: 92 pts James Suckling

Data Sheet Marzocco 2022
An elegant, dynamic and profound wine, Marzocco will enchant you with its explosive notes of fresh flowers such as acacia and ripe pineapple accompanied by intriguing nuances of vanilla. The palate is sumptuous and creamy with notes of elderflower, apricot and honey. The mouth is delighted by a vibrant, mineral finish.

GRAPES
100% Chardonnay

HARVEST
20 – 26 August

VINIFICATION
Fermentation using the pied de cuve technique, harvested one week before the rest of the grapes. Once alcoholic fermentation started, 60% of the must was transferred into French oak barrels. The other 40% was transferred to a concrete egg where it also completed its maturation.

AGEING
6 months on fine lees and at least 2 months in bottle

Data sheet Il Marzocco 2021
An elegant, dynamic and profound wine, Marzocco will enchant you with its explosive notes of fresh flowers such as acacia and ripe pineapple accompanied by intriguing nuances of vanilla. The palate is sumptuous and creamy with notes of elderflower, apricot and honey. The mouth is delighted by a vibrant, mineral finish.

GRAPES
100% Chardonnay

HARVEST
14 – 15 August

VINIFICATION
Fermentation with use of the pied de cuve technique, harvested one week before than the rest of the grapes. Once alcoholic fermentation began, the must was transferred to French oak barriques, a cement egg and a stoneware amphora. Here it completed its sugars and malolactic fermentation.

AGEING
6 months on fine lees and approximately 1 year in bottle

AWARDS
2020: 90 pts James Suckling

Data sheet Il Marzocco 2020
The sediments you might find in this wine show that it is made of pure Sangiovese with minimal intervention. The deposit is due to its high content of a natural antioxidant called quercetin, which is perfectly safe. This is not a flaw, it is a characteristic of the pure Sangiovese.​
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Avignonesi has received the ‘Chiocciola’ (Snail) award in the
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