MONTE DA RAVASQUEIRA SANGIOVESE
Producer Notes 2014
With a limited production of 3,460 bottles, this Sangiovese is the result of an oenology concept that brings to fruition the production of wines the provide a unique and exceptional experience, reflecting the singularity and character of the terroir where each grape variety is planted. A simply different wine.
100% Sangiovese. The variety, mostly planted in Italy and of difficult viticulture, found a peculiar way of expressing itself at Monte da Ravasqueira. It has an irreverent behaviour, similar to the grapes it originates from. Tannins and acidity are the two best words to describe this caste. The grapes were hand-harvested into boxes of 20kg, followed by a period of cooling before vinification.
Benefits from airing in a decanter. Due to its characteristics, it will present a much more elegant and complex profile over the next six years. Intense garnet colour with medium density, so characteristic of the grape variety. Nose with dry fruit, coffee, and a hint of chocolate, but somewhat closed, rising in intensity with time, and with minty notes. To taste, it has intense notes of cherry, tobacco, and several mineral notes that, at times, overpower the palate, as well as a great freshness and a taste of vegetables. Deep and dry tannins, revealing an imperative gastronomic profile.