Vigna I Botri Riserva 2008

Interesting wine from Chambers Street …. organic and blind tasted against a Rosso di Montalcino just being told they were from the same country ..
dry, with medium racy acidity, medium smooth tannins, medium body, medium 13.5 alcohol, and a very intense herbal cherry (red) finish … could easily be confused (blind) with a Burgundian Pinot Noir. It is an organic wine from Maremma ….VIGNA I BOTRI RISERVA
Native Grape Variety
Morellino 75% (Sangiovese), Prugnolo gentile 10%, Alicante 10% (Grenache), Ciliegiolo 5% with Grapes from Organic Agricolture.
Vinification: traditional method of slow fermentation Bottled After 12 months of maturing in small oak barrels
n May of 1989, Giancarlo Lanza, Doctor of Agriculture and Oenologist, together with his wife Giulia Andreozzi, herself educated in wine tasting and serving, acquired a vineyard located in the Tuscan “Maremma” hills, which they baptised “I Botri”, a vineyard previously owned by the descendants of a long line of traditional wine growers.
In 1970, new vines were planted, selected from the highest-quality varieties typical for the wine-growing traditions of Scansano.
The new owners modernized the vineyard as well as the production processes in the winery, taking great care to maintain the characteristics that are typical for the wines produced in the region: the famous red “Morellino di Scansano” and the equally remarkable white “Bianco di Pitigliano”.
To highlight the principles on which the new masters wanted to base their activities, they chose a new name for the winery as well: “Il Biologico”, a choice that received official recognition in 1994, when the Establishment was registered as a “Biological wine producer” according to the European Law CEE 2092/91.VineyardTHE VINEYARD “I BOTRI”
Covers an area of seven hectares approximately, extending over two hills up to 250 metres above sea level, near the village “I Botri” from which it got its name, close also to the Etruscan settlement of “Ghiaccio Forte”, the latter located on the ancient highway “Via Aquilaia”, about 12 kilometres south of the town Scansano in the Province Grosseto. It lies at a distance of about 20 kilometres from the Tyrrhenian Sea; from its highest point, one has a dominating view over the undulating valley of the river Albegna.

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