Nearco Sant'Antimo Rosso DOC

Nearco Sant'Antimo Rosso DOC

Vintage 2016

 

Production area:
Montalcino - Sant'Angelo hill overlooking the Orcia River. Soils of medium density with some limestone pebbles. Gentle slopes facing South – South/West.

Season conditions:
Winter was rather dry with low temperatures in January and February. Spring rains, within the seasonal average, provided the water reserve necessary for the months of July and August. September was temperate with good day/night temperature excursions allowing a perfectripeness of the grapes.

Grapes:
All the grapes from Col d’Orcia vineyards, 55 % Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 15% Syrah, 10% Cabernet. During the harvest, we base our selection on the search of a balanced ripeness for all the varieties except for the Syrah where we choose a slight over-ripeness to increase the complexity of the wine.

Vinification:
The varieties are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. About 20 days of maceration at a controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation takes place in concrete tanks. From there the wine went directly into barrels and barriques in June 2017.

Ageing:
Separate ageing of the varieties and lots for 12 months in French oak   barrels. In order to enhance the fruit, the Merlot cultivar is aged in 500   liters French oak tonneaux. No further racking until the wine was blended. (completed on May 2018). The wine reached its stability during the second winter, when it underwent the seasonal cold temperatures in order to get a clear  wine in a natural way. After bottling the wine ages in bottle.

Bottling:

Bordolaise 750 ml: 25.894 bottles

Magnum: 1,5 liter: 250 bottles

 



Main Features

Colour:
Intense ruby red, with brilliant violet hues.

Bouquet:
The nose is intense and harmonious with hints of ripe fruits as blackcurrant and blackberry that blend perfectly with the spicy notes and the vanilla flavoring from the oak.

Flavour:
Soft and rich to the palate with ripe tannins, well balanced by a nice freshness. Good persistence that leads to a fruity finish.

Alcohol content:
14,5 %

Total acidity level:
5.6 g/l 

Serving temperature:
18° C 

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