This risk-rewarding wine is for bullish producers only. In fact in 2014 Grifi was not produced due to adverse climate conditions. An incredible blend where Sangiovese’s freshness prefectly merges with the Cabernet Sauvignon’s backbone. Another fine example of a great blend for ageing.
The assembly of two tardive varieties in a typical warm Tuscan vintage gives an extraordinary character to this wine. On the nose, the wine reveals notes of green spices, leather and tobacco. Pleasantly elegant with seamless tannins, the 2015 Grifi shows hints of umami and undergrowth on the palate. The finish is endless and succulent.
The Sangiovese was picked from the 10th to the 28th of September, the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 6th.
Separate fermentation for the two varieties in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins lasted up to 30 days, depending on the wine lots. The malolactic fermentation was completed in French barriques.
18 months in oak. Large oak casks and barriques for the Sangiovese, barriques for the Cabernet Sauvignon.
ALCOHOL AND TOTAL PRODUCTION
14.5% - 14,500 bottles
2015 - 90/100 (WS) | 2015 - 92/100 (Suckling)
2013 - 92/100 (WS) | 2013 - 94/100 (WA) | 2013 - 90/100 (Suckling)
2013 - Golden star (Vini Buoni d’Italia) | 2013 - 90/100 3 Stelle (Veronelli)
2013 - 5 Stelle (Guida Toscana La Repubblica)
2012 - 92/100 (WS) | 2012 - 93/100 (WA)
2012 - 90/100 (WE) | 2012 - 93/100 (Suckling) | 2012 - 4 Viti (AIS)