50&50

Toscana I.G.T.


F rom the friendship that links the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti comes our sought after 50&50 wine. The first vintage of 50&50 was 1988: during a jovial dinner the former owners of the two wineries started to compare their wines, and came up with this exceptional blend of 50% Sangiovese from Capannelle and 50% Merlot from Avignonesi. Legend in a bottle.
50&50 has a deep, dark ruby red color with purple hues. In the nose it shows a fragrance of small red fruits, black currant, black cherry and cassis which then leave room for harmonious nuances of sweet spices such as vanilla and sandalwood. In the mouth it is satisfying and sweetness and tannins are perfectly combined in a wide, elegant, decisive and round taste symphony. Ripe fruit and spices return and the aftertaste releases its balsamic mint and thyme. The finish is long and soft.
Grapes

50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese

Harvest

Hand-picked from our best parcels.

Vinification

Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature and maceration on the skins for 20-25 days.

Ageing

In French barriques.

Awards

2016:
93 pts Vinous

2015:
95 pts Falstaff
94 pts James Suckling

2014:
Gold Medal - Wine Hunter Awards

2013:
93 pts Wine Advocate
93 pts Veronelli
90 pts Wine Spectator
90 pts Vinous
4 Viti AIS

2012:
92 pts Wine Advocate
93 pts James Suckling
92 pts Falstaff
91 pts 3 Stars Veronelli
4 Viti AIS