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.
- 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.
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.