Paonazzo

Description

We like to think of Paonazzo as our grand reserve wine. Our latest arrival is blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Colorino. Its fruit comes from the oldest parcel of the Poggio la Noce single vineyard, and only 100 cases are produced annually. It is an explosive, stunning blend that boasts a deeply ruby color. It is a wine of immense structure and it’s meant for serious cellaring.  

Paonazzo Data Sheet

Specifications

  • Wine Type: Red wine IGT Tuscany
  • Vineyard Location: Poggio La Noce, Fiesole, e San Casciano Val di Pesa, Toscana
  • Grapes: Sangiovese and Colorino
  • Exposition: South South West
  • Soil: Mixture of albarese 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 for 24 months in used and new French barriques of the highest quality as well as 24 months 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, 35 years for the Colorino.

Soil: Predominantly calcareous marl with alberese and galestro strata.

Training System: Guyot

Varietals: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Colorino

Harvest: Towards the end of September, 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 in large oak casks (10 Hl) and the Colorino in barriques of French oak (225L) for 24 months, followed by another 24 months in bottle prior to being released.

Bottles Produced: 600 bottles.

Alcohol: 14%

Potential Cellaring: 20+ years

Tasting notes: Intense red ruby color. The nose offers red and dark fruit aromas with scents of spices and even oriental spices. To the palate the wine presents great concentration with velvet like tannins, delivering elegance and long ageing potential.