2015 Villa Saletta Giulia Rosso Toscane
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2032|
The year 980 is the first year where the first sightings of wine making at Villa Saletta have been found. A whole history behind a winery, that's why they make their wines completely traditional. Since 2000, the winery has been owned by Guy and Julia Hands.
Only perfect berries are used, using small new barrels of Allier French oak with integral fermentation. Perlè barrels are also used to create a 'redox atmosphere'. This reduces the amount of oxygen the grapes are exposed to, so that the first drops of wine develop slowly on the skin. This preserves freshness and aroma while extracting color and roundness for an elegant and supple soft tannic structure.
With all wines, the must receives a full malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. This converts the pungent acidity into smoother, butterier flavours. It is one of the few Italian companies that does this full (and expensive) mallolactic fermentation on new oak and is a technique that is more associated with the (top) Bordeaux wines.
The grapes for the Saletta Giulia, the estate's flagship wine, are carefully selected by hand and placed in small crates. They are then selected a second time on sorting tables in the Villa Saletta cellar before being destemmed and lightly pressed.
The fermentation takes place partly in new barrels and partly in small stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 26 ° C. The period of skin contact lasts 20 days, during which gentle extraction takes place
The must is then placed in French oak barrels for full malolactic fermentation. The blend is aged for 20 months and then a further six months in the bottle before release. This creates a wine with intensity and complexity, plus the ability to evolve for at least 10 years or more.
The nose opens with notes of spice and toasted oak with aromas of berry fruit, licorice and violets. The flavors are full and smooth with a sweet finish of ripe red berries. This is an elegant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc characterized by notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. The 20 months barrel aging lends the Saletta Giulia its unique structure and character.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|
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