Gigino

Description

This might be considered Gigetto's twin brother, except for the fact that Gigino is "Sangiovese in purezza", meaning 100% Sangiovese, with no blending of other grape varietals. We chose to make this wine when we noticed that some segments of the vineyard were especially well suited for Sangiovese. The fruit from these segments of the vineyard produces a wine with perfect balance, freshness and elegance.

Gigino Data Sheet

Specifications

  • Wine Type: Red Wine IGT Tuscany
  • Vineyard Location: Poggio La Noce, Fiesole
  • Grapes: Sangiovese
  • Exposition: South South West
  • Soil: Mixture of Alberese and Galestro limestones
  • Vinification and maturation: The Gigino grapes are carefully selected from specific segments of the vineyard where the soil yields a very classic elegant style Sangiovese. After cluster and berry selection, vinification occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with indigenous yeast. Ageing occurs in oak "botti" or large size barrels (1000L) for 12 months with further 12 month ageing in bottle.

Additional Details

Vinyard: La Noce vineyard on the property of POGGIO LA NOCE, Fiesole (Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy).

Altitude: 800 ft elavation, 250 meters above sea level

Orientation: South - South West facing

Vineyard Size: 5 acres

Year Planted: Partly in 2000 and partly in 2006

Soil: Medium-textured, predominantly calcareous marl breakdown of alberese and galestro strata, with abundant gravel-rocky mixture.

Training System: Spur-pruned cordon

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Harvest: Typically, around the end of September to beginning of October. The grapes are carefully selected from specific segments of the vineyard where the soil yields a very classic elegant style Sangiovese. They are handpicked and brought immediately to the cellar for further selection

Vinification: After careful cluster selection, followed by gentle destemming, the berries roll onto the sorting table where they are sorted individually, allowing only the perfect berries to make it into the Gigino fermentation vat. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and typically occurs naturally using the grapes own indigenous yeasts.

Ageing: The wine will age in oak botti (1000L barrels) for a few months, up to 12 months depending on the year. Our botti come from one of the best Italian tonnelerie and are typically fine grain medium toast. We use a mixture of new and used large size botti to avoid any excessive wood accent. Following the aging in botti, the wine is further aged in bottle for up to 12 months.

Bottles Produced: 3000 bottles.

Alcohol: 13% to 14%

Potential Cellaring: 5 to 10 years