Il Bosco is produced with only Syrah grapes selected, actually, from the best parts of two hillside vineyards planted in 1995 and 1999. Very intense, clear and concentrated; complex and earthy texture of ground coffee, cocoa bean (mocha), wooden Tuscan cigar box, fresh mint; red fruits and Mediterranean herbs and flowers.
VINEYARD SITE / ALTITUDE
Manzano hills, Cortona / 290-300m a.s.l.
VINEYARD SURFACE / PLANT YEAR
2 parcels, total 3,5 hectares / 1995, 1997
PLANTS PER HECTARE / TRAINING SYSTEM
7,500-9,000 plants per hectare / cordon spur
Clay / limestone
first ten days of September
30-45 days of skin contact, fermentation in oak (2/3 whole bunch)
24 months in used oak (34HL barrels and barriques); 12-18 months in bottle
15.000 bottles, 100 magnums e 50 jeroboams