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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Morisfarms

Avvoltore Maremma Toscana IGT

Tuscany :: Italy

http://www.morisfarms.it/

Estate::

Having dedicated itself to agriculture for more than 5 generations, the Moris family has since focused its attention and ambitions on viticulture, finding in it the greatest satisfaction. The Moris family maintains two farms that support its wine production: the historical headquarters near
the town of Massa Marittima called “Poggetti” (Little Hills), and another near the town of Grosseto called “Poggio la Mozza” (The Half Hill) since 1971.
Poggetti consists of 37 hectares of vineyards planted in clay soil with an altitude varying from 80 to 100 meters above sea level and a South-West exposure. Poggio la Mozza lies entirely in the district of D.O.C.G. Morellino di Scansano. Its 35 hectares ofvineyards are planted in sandy soils at an altitude of about 100 meters above sea level. This gives rise to
red wines with soft elegant tannins.
Avvoltore is the family’s flagship wine. The grapes are harvested from
vineyards planted on the “Poggio dell’Avvoltore” hill. Its clay-limestone
soil produces strong and powerful tannins, sensed when savoring the wine. The first vintage was in 1988 and has undergone very few changes since. The name, Avvoltore, comes from the hawk of Maremma, a bird of prey that often flies over these vineyards.

Grape varieties::

Sangiovese 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Syrah 5%. Cultivated in the Poggio all’ Avvoltore vineyard.  Soil: clay, rich in fossils,slightly acidic.  Exposure: South-west.

Vinification::

Fermentation in temperature-controlled cement tanks. “Remontage”
is twice daily for the first ten days. The wine is then left for a further
15 days in contact with the skins before being racked and immediately
returned in 225 litres barriques (80% new), where malolactic fermentation takes place.

ageing::

The aging of the wine in wood barrels lasts about a year. The wine is then bottled and left to refine for another 6 months.

appearance::

Ruby red with violet tinges.

nose::

Complex with hints of blackberry, blueberry, ripe plum, tobacco, menthol notes and dark oriental spices.

taste::

Elegant, full-bodied, with excellent length.

Food pairing::

Roasted fowl, coq au vin, ideal serving temperature: 18°C/64°F.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

92 Vinous

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.5