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Palazzi IGT Toscana - 2020

Palazzi showcases Merlot at its best, with plush, supple fruit balanced by intense minerality. A blend of grapes from across the estate, Palazzi comes from a selection of older vines of merlot, comprising about five to seven hectares. Several months in new barrel add layers of richness and complexity, making the wine approachable and pleasing from release, with elegant structure that can stand the test of time. It is one of the great examples of Italian merlot, and only a small quantity is produced each year.

  • Brand: Tenuta di Trinoro
  • Region:Tuscany
  • Sub-Region:Siena
  • Commune/Village:Sarteano
  • Varietal:Merlot
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:15.0%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:Italy
  • How much so2 added:60 mg/l
  • Climate:Vintage 2020 18 September 2020 We go outside early in the morning and head for the vineyards; the air is already getting hot. We reach the closest rows of bear fruit, it’s being whipped by a southerly wind that is keeping summer hanging on the valley. I grab some berries of merlot, they don’t have much taste – it’s too early and the fruit is sugary and flat. The wind gets stronger every day, by the 30th of September I see some areas with clusters of fruit starting to shrivel. Then the wind grows deafening; rain bursts and starts falling white and loud over the vines and it keeps up for the next three days.
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:alluvial soils
  • Vineyard Size:0.6 Ha
  • Vine Age (year planted):1996
  • Fermentation:Fermentation in stainless steel vats for 10-15 days, using indigenous winery yeast. 3 Pumping overs per day to maximize the extraction of color and varietal characters. Natural malolactic in big cask and by the end of December the wine is moved in used French oak.
  • Elevage:5 months in French oak barrels; 1 year in cement tanks BottlingWaning moon of May 2021
  • Winemaker Name:Franchetti Team: Lorenzo Fornaini and Calogero Portannese.
  • Filtration:No
  • Fining:No
  • Scores:Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 94points; Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 91 points
  • Total Production:200 cases
  • Sustainable Practice:Yes

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