AVIGNONESI CANTALORO ROSSO

£15.85

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VITICULTURE

Founded in 1974, Avignonesi is the leading winery in the Montepulciano area of Tuscany. Its flagship wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, is appreciated by critics and winelovers worldwide and the winery is also renowned worldwide for the unique dessert wines Vin Santo di Montepulciano and Occhio di Pernice.

Avignonesi was purchased in 2009 by Virginie Saverys, who has brought significant changes to the winery. She has worked tirelessly to convert the entire property to organic and biodynamic viticulture, with the clear goal of crafting distinct, genuine wines that fully express the singular characteristics of the Avignonesi terroir. Virginie and the team’s strong belief in organic products and homeopathic medicine meant they must introduce sustainable farming mehods, by way of biodynamic principles, and today they are the largest biodynamic winery in Italy.

Today, Avignonesi owns 200 hectares of vineyards spread out over the Montepulciano and Cortona appellations. All of its wines are produced with 100% estate grown grapes. Resident winemaker Matteo Giustiniani and Agronomist Alessio Gorini oversee production, and under Virginie’s guidance, Avignonesi has developed a production philosophy based on balance, elegance, brightness of fruit and a strong sense of place.

WINEMAKING

Fermentation with the use of indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in oak and stainless steel. Aged for 18 months in stainless steel and oak (Slavonian oak barrels and used barriques).

OAK TREATMENT

18 months

TASTING NOTE

A versatile, young red wine with a ruby red colour and a bouquet characterised by inviting aromas of ripe cherries, blueberries and sweet spices. The taste is medium-bodied, fruity and smooth with a long lingering, dry finish, reminiscent of undergrowth, with an underlying hint of menthol.

FOOD MATCHING

Recommended with pasta, white and red meats, fresh and aged cheeses.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

  • Blend: 62% Sangiovese, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ABV: 14%
  • Closure: Natural cork
  • Colour: Red
  • Style: Still wine
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
  • Suitable for Vegans:Yes
  • Organic: Yes
  • Biodynamic: Yes

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