Val di ToroAll products from this vendor
Anna Maria Kruciata and her husband Hugh Constable Maxwell moved to the Maremma in 2003 and, attracted to the beauty of the Maremma countryside and the desire for a life in contact with nature. In time, it turned into the purchase of vineyards, which in more distant times had been bulls grazing in the Maremma pasture. Anna Maria and Hugh are proud to have been able to produce and can offer you the highest quality wine range, whether they are red, white or pink. The family owns 12 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Maremma. For winemakers, the story of wine production is as important as the wine itself, and they believe that good viticulture begins with care for the soil. In fact, they have been involved in organic farming since 2004 and have also been certified as organic since 2015.
SangioveseAll products from this varietal
Sangiovese red wines is appreciated for its vivid acidy, intensive tannins and balanced character. Elegant aromas of black cherries and dark plum are characteristic, and may be complimented by notes of dried herbs and spice. The use of oak barrels has become more popular and this involve bold flavors of vanilla, clove and cinamon.
The name Maremma has traditionally referred to a large area of coastal Tuscany and Lazio, specifically the provinces of Livorno, Viterbo and Grosseto. In his famous Inferno, Dante Alighieri described it as stretching from Cecina all the way to Corneto, an ancient town in northern Lazio, now known as Tarquinia. This represents a distance of 150 kilometers. Maremma Toscana is an appellation title covering a wide array of wine styles from the province of Grosseto in Tuscany. It was officially promoted to DOC status in September 2011. There were 715 hectares of vineyards in 2018. Production volume in the same year was the equivalent to just under 529,000 cases. 23 communes and 168 frazioni (hamlets) may add their name to a wine label. Red wines from this area use Alicante (Grenache/Garnacha),Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pugnitello, Sangiovese, Syrah. Rosé sport the array of Alicante, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah. White is a lot more diverse with grapes like Ansonica, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Vermentino, Viognier.
The hilly terrain and warm climate make Tuscany an ideal region for winemaking. It ranks third by the amount DOC and DOCG category wines after Piemonte and Veneto. Currently the most popular variety is the noble Sangiovese - it is extremely thermophilic and successfully reveals its best traits in warm climates. Wines have a lovely structure, velvety tannins and a fruity aroma, the color is rich ruby red, but the most distinguishable flavor notes are cherries, raspberries and spices.
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