COSTA TOSCANA I.G.T.
A Tuscan red with a marked Mediterranean profile and surprising Bordeaux-like nuances.
It comes from a selection of the finest grapes in the vineyards of Podernovo, the estate owned by the Lunelli family in the hills near Pisa, which has been certified as organic since 2012.
It is characterized by a bright ruby red colour, with good depth.
The nose immediately reveals very clean aromas, which are particularly reminiscent of dark fruits: there are evident hints of mulberries and coffee beans. With oxygenation in the glass, the fruit becomes gradually sweeter and riper, offering sensations of black cherries and prunes. A balsamic touch adds to and enhances the wine’s variegated and intriguing complexity of fragrances.
On the palate, the wine displays excellent balance and is characterized by fine, elegant tannins. Notes of macerated dark fruits re-emerge on the finish, accompanied by a faint spiciness.
65% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Teuto is produced from the estate’s best grapes, specially selected in its vineyards in the hills near Pisa according to the Animavitis precision farming programme.
Type of soils
The vineyards lie on clay loam soils of medium texture that contain lots of fossilized shells, with west-, east- and south-facing exposures, at an altitude of 137 metres above sea level.
Vine training system
Cordon Spur, 5680 vines per hectare.
45 hl of wine per hectare.
Cold pre-maceration at 12°C (54°F) for 36 hours. Maximum fermentation temperature of 26°- 28°C (79°-82°F), in wood and stainless steel.
Length of maceration
15 - 20 days.
18 months, in tonneaux and large casks for the Sangiovese, and barriques for the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
At least 6 months.
First year of production