Senaia Tuscan Red Wine Indicazione Geografica Tipica

Senaia | Tuscan Red Wine Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Grape variety
Sangivese – Merlot
Vineyard
About 2 hectares with Southern exposure
Planting density: 3 x 0.8
Spur-trained system
Age of grapevines: from 12 to 26 years
Soil
Mainly consisting of marl
Elevation: 300 m.a.s.l.
Grape harvest
Around mid-September depending on the ripening season (Merlot about 15 days earlier)
Yield
6000 kg grape / Ha
Wine–making
Maceration in contact with skins, but removing stalks, for about 25 days.
Daily bâtonnage, even twice a day, both with open and closed barrels, and saignée.
Alcoholic fermentation
In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks (max 28°C) by using the best and most selected natural yeasts
Ageing
In French oak barrels for about 12 months
Bottling
In December
Fining
12 months in bottles stored in the wine storage area of the winery
Annual production
2,500 bottles on average
Organoleptic properties
Colour: ruby red with Bordeaux red nuances
Bouquet: rich with aromas of vanilla and hints of black cherry, redcurrant and mixed berries
Flavour: intense, balanced and soft tannic finish
Pairing
Ideally served with first courses, savoury and rich meat sauces, roast meat, grilled meat, game and aged pecorino sheep cheese.
Service temperature: 18°C in long-stem red wine glasses.