Grifi

Toscana I.G.T.


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 prefectly merges with the Cabernet Sauvignon’s backbone. Another fine example of a great blend for ageing.
The assembly of two late varieties during a particular Tuscan vintage gives character to this wine. On the nose, the wine reveals notes of blueberries, blackberries, incense, medicinal herbs and sandalwood. With hints of blackberry jam and cinnamon, on the palate it develops like a balsamic explosion supported by a strong acidity. The lively tannin on the whole 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 fermentation for the two varieties in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins lasted up to 20 days, depending on the wine lots. The malolactic fermentation was completed in wooden casks.

Ageing

18 months in oak wood of which 85% French barriques (225 lt) and 15% large Slavonian cask (only for Sangiovese)

Awards

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