Guardastelle Apartments B&B Rooms in San Gimignano, Tuscany Wine Tasting

Wines

“Consesta” Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

Production zone: San Gimignano (Sienna district in Tuscany, Italy)

Grape varietal: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano

The vineyards

Exposition: south-east

Altitude: 280 meters above sea level

Soil composition: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils

Growing method: spurred cordon

Year of plantation: 1971-2004

Harvest and fermentation

Harvest period: the first ten days of September

Harvest: manual

Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled at 17° C

Malolactic fermentation: no

Maturation: 9 months in stainless steel

Bottle refinement: 6 months

Average production: 6600 bottles

Tasting notes

Visual exam: luminous pale yellow color with delicate greenish shades, typical of a young Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Olfactory exam: fresh and fruity bouquet with mineral notes, citrus fruit, white flowers, apple

Gustatory exam: inviting freshness and minerality, the wine combines a citrusy character with a dry heart

Food pairings: The perfect wine to be paired with seafood starters, pasta with clams or king prawns, medium aged cheese, vegetable tarts

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“Maria Assunta” Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

Production zone: San Gimignano (Sienna district in Tuscany, Italy)

Grape varietal: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano

The vineyards

Exposition: south-east

Altitude: 280 meters above sea level

Soil composition: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils

Growing method: spurred cordon

Year of plantation: 1971-2005

Harvest and fermentation

Harvest period: the first ten days of September

Harvest: manual

Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled at 17° C

Malolactic fermentation: yes

Maturation: 8 months in French oak, 225 liter barrique

Bottle refinement: 3 months minimum

Average production: 2800 bottles

 

Tasting notes

Visual exam: wonderful golden reflection, legs that run down slowly

Olfactory exam: deep notes of ripe fruit, yellow flowers, hint of vanilla and the unmistakable mineral vein

Gustatory exam: corresponding to the nose, in evolution.

Food pairings: salmon, white meats

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“Tribolotto” Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG

Production zone: San Gimignano (Sienna district in Tuscany, Italy)

Grape varietal: 95% sangiovese, 5% Syrah

The vineyards

Exposition: south-east

Altitude: 290 meters above sea level

Soil composition: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils

Growing method: spurred cordon

Year of plantation: 1995 - 2005

Harvest and fermentation

Harvest period: the second half of September

Harvest: manual

Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled at 26°C

Malolactic fermentation: yes

Maturation: stainless steel vats

Bottle refinement: we suggest a minimum 6 months

Average production: 6600 bottles

Tasting notes

Visual exam: vivid ruby red color with purple tinges.

Olfactory exam: notes of wild berries with an inner-mouth florality. Scents of jammy red fruit.

Gustatory exam: It tastes soft and evenly tannic in your mouth.

Food pairings: It is suggested with red meats, cheese and cold meats. Of course with pasta as well

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“Irpide” Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG

Production zone: San Gimignano (Sienna district in Tuscany, Italy)

Grape varietal: 90% sangiovese, 3% Syrah, 7% Colorino

The vineyards

Exposition: south-east

Altitude: 290 meters above sea level

Soil composition: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils

Growing method: spurred cordon

Year of plantation: 1971 - 2005

Harvest and fermentation

Harvest period: third week of September

Harvest: manual

Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled at 26°C

Malolactic fermentation: yes

Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel vats

Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels of 500 l.

Bottle refinement: we suggest a minimum 8 months

Average production: 2600 bottles

Tasting notes

Visual exam: Intense red color.

Olfactory exam: Oak aging gives the wine a smooth and slightly spicy feature with elegant tannins and medium acidity. Intense, fruity fragrance with notes of spices and caramel.

Gustatory exam: With a good structure, it has an aromatic, warm and perky taste.

Food pairings: Savor it with red meats, game meat, stewed meats and ripe cheese. A wine to share.

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“Passaluna” Supertuscan IGT

Production zone: San Gimignano (Sienna district in Tuscany, Italy)

Grape varietal: 50% Colorino, 50% Syrah

The vineyards

Exposition: south-east

Altitude: 290 meters above sea level

Soil composition: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils

Growing method: spurred cordon

Year of plantation: 2005

Harvest and fermentation

Harvest period: third week of September

Harvest: manual

Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled at 26°C

Malolactic fermentation: yes

Maturation: 12 months in stainless steel vats

Ageing: 18 months in French oak barrels of 500 l.

Bottle refinement: we suggest a minimum 8 months

Average production: 2800 bottles

Tasting notes

Visual exam: opulent deep and dark red with purple shades

Olfactory exam: complex and deep. Notes of blackberry jam and currants, spicy features include clove and black peppercorn, pot-pourri, smokey hints

Gustatory exam: smooth and bold, the mouth recreates the spicy and fruity notes, elegant tannins, long finish

Food pairings: game meat or lamb with gravy, creamy potatoes

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