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Le Mortelle Botrosecco Maremma Toscana DOC

2018

In a Nutshell

Brooding supertuscan from Antinori's Maremma estate.

Tasting Notes

Botrosecco 2018 is ruby red in colour. Its nose is intense, and complex defined by sensations of ripe red fruit, sour cherries and plums, together with spicy notes of paprika and white pepper. On the palate it’s velvety, savoury with mouth filling tannins and a persistent finish. The aftertaste brings back fragrant hints of red fruit, tobacco and cocoa.

Production Notes

Grapes were meticulously selected during harvesting operations, brought to the cellar for destemming and then gently crushed. The must was transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) to enhance the characteristic aromatic profile of each grape variety and to preserve the clean, pure qualities of the fruit. During maceration on the skins, which took place over a period approximately 15 days, pump overs were performed; fermenting must was pumped over the cap to extract only the most desirable tannins. The wine was then transferred into stainless steel tanks where malolactic fermentation took place and was completed by the end of the year. Botrosecco was aged in barriques for 12 months before being bottled and further aged in the bottle.

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2018

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Closure

Cork

£23.50

11 in stock

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