I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana IGT 2012

I Sodi di San Niccolò was created in the early 1980s to demonstrate that native grapes could produce a wine with all the power and grace of a Super Tuscan.  The name "I Sodi" refers to land that is difficult to till (the grapes must be hand-harvested), and "San Niccolò" is an abandoned church on the Castellare property.  This wine captures both the rich history of the vineyard as well as the Sangioveto grape's enormous potential.

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied, with firm yet fine-grained tannins, I Sodi di San Niccolò is a rich and elegant wine that offers aromas of ripe cherries, dark berries, and currants which are complemented by notes of vanilla, leather, and cedar. On the palate, this wine is full and rich with high aging potential.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with braised veal, demi-glaces, roasted suckling pig, and Boeuf Bourguignon.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The I Sodi di San Niccolò vineyard
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Elevation
1,450 feet
Vines/acre
1,600
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1970
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1979
Bottles produced of this wine
25,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Sangioveto, 15% Malvasia Nera
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
12
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
24 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
6.1 g/L
Dry extract
32 g/L

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