Vigna dell’Impero 2018 - 1

Vigna dell’Impero 2018

Pure Sangiovese, the fruit of the estate’s oldest vineyard, a historic vineyard planted in 1935 at the behest of His Royal Highness Amedeo di Savoia Duke of Aosta, who owned the estate at the time. About 3 hectares of vineyard, entirely terraced by hand, positioned in the center of the estate at an altitude of about 300 meters, still give grapes that are loaded, complex, structured, rich in extract and nutrients. Given its uniqueness and in order to bring out the best of the peculiarities of this Cru, we start with a particularly soft and long maceration of about a month, aimed at enhancing all the noble components of the grapes, harvested at ideal phenolic maturity. It is then aged in large 15 and 25 hl barrels for about two years and at least one year in the bottle. Finally, it is not filtered, precisely to preserve all the varietal notes that are typical and characteristic of Sangiovese, but above all of the territory from which it originates. It is therefore bright ruby in color with garnet hues, a definite nose of leather and tobacco, along with notes of wild flowers and fresh fruit. The tannins in the mouth are present, but silky and velvety. Warmth, power and roundness complement a savory, mineral finish. Soil rich in marl, vinification in large oak barrels, long aging in the bottle without filtration, make it a wine destined to last, as does the vineyard from which it comes, a cru that will make history. Produced in limited editions since the 2012 vintage, with numbered bottles and only in the best vintages.
Vintage Notes

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.


Vigna dell’Impero 2018 - 1
Technical Features

Name of the Wine: Vigna dell’Impero
Appellation: Valdarno di Sopra Sangiovese Doc
Varieties: 100% Sangiovese vines planted in 1935
Exposure: South-East
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

Tasting Notes

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

Available Sizes

Vigna dell’Impero 2018 - 3
Vigna dell'Impero 0,750 L


Vigna dell’Impero 2018 - 4
Vigna dell'Impero 1,5 L



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