Carmignano DOCG Lasorda Signature
Diploma di Menzione Speciale (2nd Prize Overall)
2008 Regione Toscana 8th Annual Selezione dei Vini di Toscana
- Country: Italy
- Region: Tuscany
- District: Carmignano
- Varietals: 70% Sangiovese blended with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo and 5% Merlot
- Varietals: Single vineyard ad vintage
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Aging: Minimum 14 to 18 months in French allier barriques and refined 6 months in bottle
- Bottle: 1.5 liter Magnum
- Limited Annual Production and Domestic Availability
Winemaker: Fattoria Artimino
If Rubies had flavor... this is what they would taste like!
Etruscan Period (7th century BC):
The Villa was the center of an important township with the main grape/wine production area called the "Borgo" and the sacred center where the Villa currently stands today.
Up to 18 months in allier barriques give this wine its wonderful character and balance. At sight a bright deep ruby red in color with straw colored reflections. The nose is wide and full with fragrance of wild red berries and withered rose accentuated by the Allier Barriques. The taste is dry without asperity, round, soft, smooth, with elegant structure, great character, with an intense and rich fruit forward body, followed by a long, well balanced, flavorful finish.
This wine becomes more refined for 5 to 8 years or longer.
Decanting Highly Recommended.
An excellent wine to enjoy with wild game, roasted or grilled meats, pork, poultry, and pasta.