2011 PANDOLFA PANDOLFO SANGIOVESE RISERVA
$52.00

Producer: Pandolfa

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Pronunciation: ‘San-gee-oh-ve-ze’

Region: Emilia Romagna

Zone: Sangiovese Riserva Romagna DOC

Producer Info:

An estate full of history, who’s origin is lost in the tales of knights, intrigue and countless battles and wars. It’s an estate which has seen a lot over the years, named after a bold military leader, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta from the mid-1400’s. The property was then taken over by Commander Giuseppe Ricci in 1941, an entrepreneur from Forli, Emilia Romagna. The recent history of the estate however, owes much to the daughter of the commander, Noelia Ricci, who in 1980 first thought of Pandolfa as a wine business and built their beautiful winery. The estate itself covers 140 hectares, of which 40 are planted mainly to Sangiovese as well as Trebbiano, Chardonnay and a few other experimental varieties. Their aim here is to make a pure expression of Sangiovese as it is known in Emilia Romagna.

Tasting note: Darker, more intense fruit and well integrated spice leades to a fuller figure and pleasant tannin structure. Taken from the Pandolfo wine, the Riserva is aged for 6 months longer and in old oak barrels.

Growing System: Spurred Cordon

Soil Composition: Ochre clay limestone.

Production: The different clones of Sangiovese grapes are harvested and fermented together in blends. The fermentation and maceration of the skins take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The contact of the wine with the skins lasts an average of 22 days, followed by the malolactic fermentation. Ageing 18 months in large barrels (50hl) of Slovenian oak and at least 8 months in bottle.

Alcohol (%) 14%