Vigna dell’Impero 2018
It was a regular vintage, temperatures in the normal range, there were fair rains during the spring phase, at regular intervals, every 15 days rainfall of 30-40mm. We had sunny weeks with temperatures in the normal range of 25 degrees during the day and 18 degrees at night, this allowed important sugar accumulation. The summer season showed itself in all its intensity, leading to a very sunny September with very little rain, albeit with some humidity. The Sangiovese was very interesting, with excellent tannic texture and extremely elegant, giving very balanced wines with good freshness and beautiful concentration.
108,00€ – 234,00€
Name of the Wine: Vigna dell’Impero
Appellation: Valdarno di Sopra Sangiovese Doc
Varieties: 100% Sangiovese vines planted in 1935
Average Age the Vines: 87 years – planted on 1935
Altitude: 278 metres a.s.l.
Trellis: Spurred cordon
Number of vines per ha: 4166
Vineyard layout: 3mt. x 0,5mt.
Soil characteristics: Rich in stony galestro
Yield per Hectare: 6 tons
Suggested Serving Temperature: 18°
Vinification: A temperature-controlled fermentation and gentle maceration for more than one month
Aging: In big oak cask for two years at least
Bottle aging prior to release: 12 months
Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet hues
Bouquet: It exudes a distinct blood orange and sour cherry note. Spicy hints and a diffused underwood touch.
Palate: Ethereal and slender, great dynamic balance between the notable freshness and the finegrained silky tannins. Long, and distinctively savoury finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Aged cheeses, wild game