Tenuta Di Valgiano, Colline Lucchesi “Palistorti” 6 Bottle Case 75cl

The flagship cuvee from Tenuta Di Valgiano is made from 60% Sangiovese with 40% made up from Cigliegiolo, Canaiolo, Colorino, Barbera, Tazzelenghe, Syrah and Merlot. 

Terroir: Palistorti means ‘crooked posts’. The vineyard lies on very rocky soils where, most of the time, it is not possible to plant a post straight into the earth. Because of really hard rocks near the surface, one has to push the post at an angle as soon as the post hits one of them. The locals have taken the habit of calling this vineyard ‘palistorti’ hence the name of the cuvée.

Age of the vines: 15 to 20 years old. 

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. Grapes are put in a big open wooden tank where they start to crush the grapes by feet. After the fermentation, 40% of wine goes for ageing in cement tank and 60% goes in French barrels for a year. The wine is then bottled and kept for one more year at the estate before being released.

Since the early 1990s, Laura di Collobiano and Moreno Petrini have been producing exciting wine in the Colline Lucchesi, in Tuscany, which is one of the oldest, and smallest appellation in the region. Fine limestone and sandstone soils have been ideal to produce elegant wines ever since Lucca owed its allegiance to France during the early XIX century. Therefore, French varieties such as Syrah and Merlot are part of the landscape today. Converted to organic viticulture in 1997 and to biodynamic in 2002, traditional methods are used in the cellar at Tenuta Di Valgiano. Intervention is kept to a minimum to express the full beauty of the Colline Lucchesi.

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