Il Palagio - Message in a bottle - Red

Message in a bottle from Il Palagio is made from 70% Sangiove, 15% Syrah and 15% Merlot. The grapes are grown in the surroundings of Florence and Siena in Tuscany. The harvested grapes are fermented for 7-8 days in steel tanks at 20 ° temperature. The finalized wine is then stored for one year on French oak barrels.

 

Price (16,63 € Bottle)

99,75 €

Wine description

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany
  • Grape variety : Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot
  • Classification : IGT Rosso Toscana
  • Color : Red
  • Vintage : 2013
  • Alcohol degree : 13 %
  • Storage potential : 5-7 years
  • Volume : 75 cl

Presentation of the vineyard

Il Palagio is located not far from Figline Valdarno, just south of Florence but a little north of Siena. The property covers 350 hectares of land, but the vineyard only represents a part of the area. Il Palagio has a several hundred-year history and several different noble owner families have passed until Sting and his wife Trudie came over the place in 1999. A thorough renovation has been carried out and today there's not only wine-growing, but also bee-, vegetable- and olive cultivation are conducted.

Sommelier's advice

A deep dark red color. Spicy, complex aromas of cherry and black currant but also of leather. The palate is fruity, full-bodied with notes of cherries and currants. A certain pleasant saltiness in the final, lovely acidities. A very universal red wine that can be paired with most dishes - from antipasti to a piece of roasted red meat.

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