Pilandra IGT Rosso Toscano

IGT ROSSO TOSCANO “PILANDRA”

 

IMPORTANT FACTS OF THE VINEYARD
Soil: medium texture, relatively loamy
Vines: sesto 2,2 mt x 0,8mt
Year planted: 2003
Density: 5,600 plants per ha
Surface area: 2.84 ha
Average height: 60 metres a.s.l.
Orientation: south-south west facing
Average yield per stock: 1,2 – 1,5 kg/plant

Blend of grapes: Sangiovese

Vinification:
For the alcoholic fermentation and all phases of production, no substances are used apart from minimal quantities of sulphites (total sulphurous dioxide in the bottled wine, max. 70 mg/l).
The grapes are left to macerate for 2-3 days prior to fermentation.
Alcoholic fermentation then takes place spontaneously, unless it is stimulated with the racking method. During fermentation, this involves pouring wine over the cap from 2 to 4 times a day. Once fermentation is complete, the skins are left to macerate for as long as possible, together with the racking method which is carried out several times each day as required. The length of time for which the liquid remains on the skins varies from 16 to 35 days depending on fermentation. The wine is then devatted manually. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously. Both fermentation processes occur in stainless steel vats, then the wine is stored in cement vats.

Maturation and ageing:
maturation of about 80-90 % of wine in cement vats, while the rest is matured in French oak barriques, riasciate e slightly retoasted to limit any aroma which might be left in the wine by the wood.

Bottling: the wine is first filtered with a large mesh, i.e. with a diameter of 3-5 microns or larger. The wine is then aged in the bottle for at least 4 months.

Expected production: 1,500 bottles/year