Dianne Tonscana IGT demonstrates the elegance, intensity and complexity we can achieve in this special part of the Chianti Classico region. Our top Supertuscan is made up of our best Cabernet, with a touch of Syrah. Each variety contributes a special characteristic, blending together to make this perfectly balanced wine.
The cool vintage did not prevent our fabulous Cabernet and best Sangiovese from ripening perfectly, also thanks to the small tough berries and loose bunches.
Grape Varieties: 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 17% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot.
Harvest: September 26th – October 16th.
Ageing: Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah 12 months in new barriques and tonneaux; Sangiovese 12 months in neutral barriques; Merlot 12 months in steel.
Bottling: January 2016.
Harvest Report: Very wet, with repeated rainfalls during the summer, which required severe green harvest and spraying of sulphur and copper. Total production was Hl 28\3,4 from 10 hectares. Fortunately good weather during harvest and selective picking (up to three different selections in each vineyard) rewarded us for the hard work in the vineyards during the ripening season. Compared to 2012, we made wines more typical of our territory: full-bodied, warm with a silky tannin structure.