Gigiò

Description

Gigiò our first-born was the start of our adventure. Produced from the oldest Sangiovese vines planted in 2000, it is a Sangiovese blend with a small percentage of Colorino. The wine is complex and elegant, with deep colors and lively fruits, persistent acidity and finish, guaranteeing it to be age-worthy.


Gigiò Data Sheet

Specifications

  • Wine Type: Red wine IGT Tuscany
  • Vineyard Location: Poggio La Noce, Fiesole
  • Grapes: Sangiovese and Colorino del Val di Pesa, starting with the 2013 vintage
  • Exposition: South South West
  • Soil: Mixture of Alberese and Galestro limestones
  • Vinification and maturation: After careful cluster and berry selection vinification occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with indigenous yeast. Ageing occurs in a mix of new and used French oak barriques for 24 months with further 12 months ageing in bottle.

Additional Details

Vineyard: La Noce vineyard on the property of POGGIO LA NOCE, Fiesole.

Elevation: 800-1000 feet

Orientation: South - South West facing

Vineyard Size: 6 acres

Average age of the Vines: 18 years for the Sangiovese and 35 years for the Colorino

Soil: Predominantly calcareous marl with alberese and galestro strata.

Training System: Guyot

Varietals: Mostly Sangiovese with a small percentage of Colorino. 

Harvest: Beginning of October, manual harvest.

Fermentation: After destemming and careful sorting on the selection tables, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats, using indigenous yeasts. 

Ageing: The Sangiovese will age for 24 months in large oak casks (10 Hl) and the Colorino in barriques of French oak (225L), with the final wine resting another 12 months in bottle prior to being released. 

Bottles Produced: 2000 bottles.

Alcohol: 13% to 14%

Potential Cellaring: 15+ years

Tasting notes: Dark ruby red, deep and bright. The nose offers a series of scents:  dark fruit, violet and rose essence, with spice notes of black pepper and cinnamon, with hints of licorice and chocolate. To the palate the wine presents a full-bodied structure with silky and exuberant elegance, the tannins are elegant and soft, and the accompanying acidity guarantees its long ageing potential.