SUISASSI IGT Costa Toscana – 2016

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APPELLATION: COSTA TOSCANA Red – Indicazione Geografica Protetta

VARIETAL: Syrah 100%

CERTIFICATION: BIOLOGICO (organic) with BioAgriCert – BIODINAMICO (biodynamic) with Demeter

VINEYARD DETAILS: Riparbella – altitude: 220 meters (720 feet) above sea level – Gobelet (bush vine) training system with head pruned vines planting – density: 8000 vines per hectare (3200 vines per acre)

AGE OF VINES: 15 years

YIELD: 1 kilogram per vine (2.20 pounds per plant)

SOIL COMPOSITION: Soils of limestone origin, saline, rich in clay and stones

ALCOHOL: 14%

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 59-63° Fahrenheit (15-17° Centigrade)

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Description

HARVEST: Carried out in mid-September. The grapes are selected in the vineyard and hand-picked into small crates. The destemming is delicate in order to obtain whole berries and a further manual selection takes place
on sorting tables upon the arrival of the crop at the winery.

VINIFICATION: The fermentation is spontaneous without selected yeasts and takes place both in barrel and in small, conical oak tanks with a 1000 liter (265 gallon) capacity; there is a manual punching down of the cap in the barrels and a pumping over of the cap in the oak fermenters where the temperature is also controlled. The wine remains in maceration on its skins for 20 days is then racked into the same barrels used for the fermentation. Ageing lasts for 20 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels and in 80 gallon puncheons, 90% new and 10% used once previously. No fining and no filtration prior to bottling.

TASTING NOTES: The 2016 Suisassi reflects the characteristics of its vintage: balance, structure and intensity.
It explodes on the nose with black berry fruit, thyme, sweet spices and liquorice. The body is full and rich on the palate and expresses great flavor, an important freshness and silky tannins. It envelops the palate with its balsamic sensations and finesse. We recommend tasting it from 2020 on.

Additional information

Alcool

14%

Età delle viti

15 years

LT

0,75, 1,5, 3

Temperatura di servizio

15°C, 17°C

Varietà

Syrah 100%

Vintage

2016

James Suckling

99/100 pt.

Robert Parker

96/100 pt.

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