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 well balanced wine Marzocco will enchant you with its oaky notes. On the nose it has a delicate wood scent that explodes with the first sip. On the palate it is fresh with elderflower, orange and honey notes.
Grapes

100% Chardonnay.

Harvest

The Chardonnay was picked on two different days (August 22nd and 27th) 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% into an anfora and 28% into used french barrels, where the wine remained on the lees for 6 months with batonnage every two weeks.

Awards

2017:
92/100 James Suckling

2016:
92/100 James Suckling

 
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