San Pio IGT Toscana

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Toscana
Producer: Mastrojanni
Bottle: 750ml

Description

Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers.

Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak tonneau and small barrels

Bottle Aging: 6 months in bottle

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red. On the nose is a mix of fresh fruit and jam with hints of vanilla when young; it then becomes deep and ethereal. The palate is broad and persistent with smooth tannins. Pair with grilled and stewed red meat.

About Mastrojanni: The wine estate Mastrojanni lies in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the south easternmost corner of Montalcino, in the Province of Siena. This is an area with a strong winemaking tradition and the homeland of Brunello. The inactive Mount Amiata lends great character to the Sangivese growing in this estate, as the soils are rich in gravel, clay, limestone and sandstone. The estate stretches over 90 hectares, 25 of which for vines, 14 for Brunello, with vineyards often over 35 years old. The height varies from 150 meters to 420 meters above sea level. The area enjoys exposure to all cardinal points, with more or less steep slopes. The average density is of 5,300 vines per hectare yielding below 5 tons per hectare. Mastrojanni has been writing history with its wines since 1975, collecting awards from all over the world. Today, thanks to an exceptional terroir and men who have believed in it for decades, Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers. They believe in what the vineyard can yield, so quantities vary vintage to vintage. If the vintage is poor, Mastrojanni has been known not to produce its Brunello, like in the years 1992 and 2002.