Wine Tenuta Montecchiesi, Preziosaterra, 2015
Red - A unique blend of both Italian and French varieties, this wine is a powerhouse wine.
The bouquet releases fragrance of ripe fruit, with dried plum and cherry backed by hints of spice. Well-rounded and smooth on the palate, it exhibits superb depth and weight, and a delicious, full-flavoured finish.
A fine partner to roasts and grills of meat and game, as well as aged cheeses. Beef strips with shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano; ricotta and spinach-filled ravioli with porcinis and truffles.
The vineyards lie in the Manzano area at an elevation of 280 metres, in Cortona, Tuscana
Six months in once- and twice-used French-oak barrels and larger casks, followed by a minimum of 6 months’ bottle ageing.
After the traditional hand-harvesting, with each grape variety kept separate, the berries macerate for 18 days. The must begins fermenting at 20°C and reaches 27°C at pressing-off; malolactic follows in stainless steel.