Il Marzocco

Toscana I.G.T. Chardonnay


I n 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 deep wine, Marzocco will enchant you with its explosive notes of fresh flowers such as acacia and ripe pineapple accompanied by intriguing vanilla nuances. On the palate it is sumptuous and creamy with notes of elderflower, orange and fresh apricot. The mouth is delighted by a vibrant, mouthwatering finish.
Grapes

100% Chardonnay.

Harvest

The Chardonnay was picked on three different days (August 28th, September 3rd and 9th) to ensure we retained a balanced acidity and flavour profile.

VinificationAgeing

Il Marzocco was fermented by use of pied de cuve, which was picked one week earlier than the rest of the grapes and helped spur the fermentation of the must. The grapes were picked by hand and immediately pressed. Once the spontaneous alcoholic fermentation started the must was transferred 5% into new french barrels, 18% into a concrete egg, 5% of the must was transferred to new French barrels, 16% to a cement egg, 4% to amphorae and 75% to used French barrels, where the wine remained on the lees for 6 months.

Awards

2019:
92 pts James Suckling

2018:
90 pts James Suckling

2017:
92 pts James Suckling