Da-Di

Toscana I.G.T. Rosso


A vignonesi goes “Terracotta” on a new Organic Rosso
At Avignonesi, striving for excellence goes hand in hand with experimenting with 100% Tuscan wine-making processes. The intention is to allow the habitat to prevail over foreign influences. For this particular wine, Avignonesi has put aside steel and oak in favour of Tuscan clay.
Chinese for “earth, soil”, the name Da-Di was chosen to underline this particularity.
Nose with intense and fascinating, precise and varietal aromas. Notes of cherry, ripe raspberries and currants are harmoniously intertwined with nuances of rosolio and wild strawberry. Viscous, dense, vibrant and explosive on the palate. The red fruits, morello cherries and black cherries, straightforward and sincere, come back to the palate and fill it with bright colors. The well-present tannin spreads out on the lips thus recalling the real and tenacious Sangiovese from Tuscany. The finish is the highest point of the encounter between freshness and sweetness, a combination that only terracotta wine can offer.
Grapes

100% Sangiovese.

Harvest

Between September 16th and October 7th.

Vinification

Da-Di is vinified in 11 terracotta vessels made in Tuscany – 6 were manufactured by Artenova in Impruneta, and 5 were manufactured by Laboratorio San Rocco in Torrita di Siena using clay from Mount Amiata. This wine is composed of one-third whole bunches and two-thirds whole berries. Fermentation takes place with indigenous yeast, followed by a daily manual punchdown schedule.

Ageing

Da-Di is blended after three months, then returned to the amphora for an additional two months’ ageing before bottling.

Awards

2019:
92 pts James Suckling

2018:
91 pts James Suckling
91 pts Wines Critic