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CASTAGNOLI HORTOLUS MERLOT IGT TOSCANA 2017

Castagnoli

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100% Merlot. Named after the poem Liber de Culture Hortorum (Book on the Art of Gardening) by Benedictine abbot, theologian and poet Walafrid Strabo, describing 23 plants and their mythological significance and healing properties.

Grapes are picked by hand in small boxes. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts in 1 ton vats. The extraction of color and tannins is facilitaed by punching down. Maceration of skins is occuring very delicately: Berries are falling from the destemmer directly into the vats without passing through a pump or tubes, hence remaining intact and crush solely due to the weight of berries themselves. Malolactic fermentation takes place in neutral barriques.