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Sorpasso Rosso di Toscana IGT

Sorpasso Rosso di Toscana IGT

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Sorpasso is named for the movie filmed in the 60s which confirmed the uniquely beautiful seaside gem Castiglioncello as the haunt of famous actors.  Some scenes were shot on the portion of the Aurelian Way  that runs by the vineyard.  Our Sorpasso is dedicated to the meeting of our soils and the Italian cinema. 
Sorpasso is a red wine made from carefully selcted grapes from the most favored parcels of our vineyard.  When the grapes reach optimal maturity, they are picked by hand and subjected to fermentation and slow maceration to extract the more noble tannins and the varietal aromas.  
After the racking off, the wine is aged in small French oak barrels for about 14/16 months.  This is followed by bottle aging for at least 12 months to enhance its quality and its structure.  
Sorpasso is a wine that has an intense aroma of red fruit, aromatic herbs and spicy notes.  It is rich on the palate, with enveloping and elegant tannins and a good balance of taste and aroma.

Denomination: I.G.T. – indicazione Geografica Tipica. Organic 

Production area: Tuscan coast 

Location of the vineyard: 200 meters above sea level. Southwest exposure 

Density per hectare: 6,000 vines per hectare 

Training system: Guyot 

Grape varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 

Production per vine: 1 kg Yearly production: 7,000 bottles 

Harvest: harvest only by hand, toward mid September 

Vinification: maceration in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and concrete tanks for about 21 days 

Aging: in small French oak barrels for about 16 months (50% new, 35% used once previously, 15% used twice previously). Further aging in bottles for at least 12 months 

Bottling: March, depending on the phase of the moon Alcohol: 14,5% Service temperature: 16°-18° C 

Food pairing: ideal for pasta dishes with meat and red sauch, red meat, game, braised beef and stews

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