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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.

 

Fattoria di Piazzano

Piazzano Colorino Toscana IGT

Tuscany :: Italy

http://www.fattoriadipiazzano.it/

Estate::

The estate is located in the hills south of Empoli and has been in teh Bettarini family since 1948. The Rio di Camerata stream runs across the estate. In 1999, Ilaria and Rolando Bettarini took over the operations. Fattoria di Piazzano wines are earning critical acclaim in leading wine publications in Italy and abroad.

Grape varieties::

100% Colorino

Vinification::

Maceration on the skins for at least 20 days with frequent daily remontage. Alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts in glazed concrete tanks at 30 - 32 deg. C, followed by malolactic fermentation.

ageing::

Ageing in French oak barriques for 12 - 15 months; further refining in bottle for at least 6 months prior to release.

appearance::

Intense red colour tending to violet.

nose::

Hints of very mature forest fruits embellished with hints of cloves, aromatic herbs and sweet violet.  The slight presence of oak is perfectly integrated.

taste::

Seductive with soft velvety tannins.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

95 James Suckling

92 Vinous

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.0