Borgo Al Passo Sangiovese Merlot IGT Toscana 2016
98 POINT RATED SUPER TUSCAN "ONE OF THE BEST RED WINES OF THE YEAR" LUCA MARONI
- 98 POINT RATED LUCA MARONI "ONE OF THE BEST RED WINES OF THE YEAR"
- "EXCEPTIONAL EXPRESSIVE POWER" LUCA MARONI
- 93 POINTS ALESSANDRO RIGHETTI
- WINERY ESTABLISHED 1865 ONE OF THE OLDEST WINES IN TUSCANY
- 2ND CONSECUTIVE VINTAGE TO RECEIVE 98 POINT RATING FROM LUCA MARONI
Colour Bright and brilliant ruby red. Good structure, soft wine with intense aroma and hints of fresh fruit.
98 Points Luca Maroni
"Sensations: exceptional richness, this wine reveals itself as dense and full-bodied - the essence of morello cherry pulp, blackberry and grape. A sublime concentration but the taste is soft and supple; very admirable and harmonious... A pure wine, well balanced with hints of spice, the juicy fruit has exceptional expressive power. One of the best red wines of the year, hats off."
93 Points Alessandro Righetti
With its richness of extract and its pleasant drink the "Corte al Passo" is a real treat! It enchants the eyes with its intense garnet red and seduces the nose with its scent of berries, cherries and spices. On the palate this Sangiovese with the addition of a small percentage of Merlot grapes is straightforward and enveloping, with sweetish aromas that recall those of the bouquet and which are accompanied by hints of chocolate and aromatic herbs. A soft tannin and a harmonious finish complete the profile
The Nistri family are Sangiovese specialists and Corte Al Passo is a wine made in the ancient 'Governo’ style; meaning that a small proportion of the grapes are dried before being added to the wine in November - just like Amarone.
Two collections are made; the first occurs in the first week of September, the other in the second decade of October in order to increase the sugars and make a slight overripe.
The grapes are carefully de-stemmed in modern stainless steel tanks, with maceration on the skins for an average duration of 25-30 days at a temperature of about 26 ° C. It ages in second-cycle barriques for 6 months and a further 6- month aging in bottle.
Located at an altitude of 300 meters s.l.m. with south / west exposure. Vineyards of new and old plant with an average density of 5,000 plants per hectare.
Varieties: 85% Sangiovese 15% Merlot
|Grape Variety:||Merlot & Blends|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for next 5 years|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|