Sottobosco San Gimignano DOC
Production area San Gimignano
Grapes 75% Sangiovese 20% Syrah 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vineyards 15 years
Altitude 280 – 320 mt s.l.m.
Training system spurred cordon
Planting density 4000 plants per hectare
Production per plant 1 kg
Method of harvest hand harvest, further selection of the grapes in the cellar
Winemaking destemming followed by fermentation, separate for each type of grapes, in cement tanks. Final aging for 36 months in oak barrels Refining in bottle at least 6 months before the consumption
Alcohol content 15% Vol.
Color ruby red with violet highlights
Nose intensely spicy with notes of smoked
Palate full and voluminous, very persistent
Ideal serving temperature 16 – 18° C
Pairings can accompany the dishes more flavorful and complex of the traditional tuscan cousine. Great pairing with lamb and aged pecorino cheeses