2015 Villa Saletta Giulia Rosso Toscane
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.
Villa Saletta is an enchanting estate and winery located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. This historic estate offers not only beautiful wines, but also a rich experience steeped in history and charm.
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Villa Saletta's vineyards stretch across the rolling hills of Tuscany, where the grapes thrive in the warm sun and fertile soil. The estate produces a variety of wines including Chianti, Sangiovese, and international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These wines embody the essence of Tuscany, with their vibrant flavors and balanced character.
In addition to wine, Villa Saletta also offers a warm welcome to visitors. The estate features a beautiful country house, surrounded by lush gardens and picturesque vineyards. Here, guests can enjoy tours of the wine cellars, tastings of fine wines and culinary experiences that celebrate local Tuscan cuisine.
What makes Villa Saletta truly special is the attention to detail and the passion for winemaking that is palpable in every bottle. It is not just a place where wine is produced; it is a destination where wine and culture lovers come together to enjoy the pleasures of the good life.
A visit to Villa Saletta offers the chance not only to taste excellent wines, but also to experience the beauty of Tuscany in a way that is both refined and authentic. The estate embodies the timeless elegance of Italian wines and remains a destination of choice for wine lovers worldwide.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard