Locorosso Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2015

Made from 100% Sangiovese which is hand-harvested from estate vineyards in early October, the grapes are crushed and macerated for a period of 20 days to extract greater color and aroma concentration. Locorosso rests in stainless steel tanks for 18 months and then in the bottle for six months to soften and integrate the tannins.

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep ruby red with notes of red and black fruits, such as strawberries, cherries, and cassis over more subtle notes of chocolate and black pepper. On the palate, the wine is well structured and supple with a luxurious finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with a wide array of dishes including meat ravioli, prosciutto-topped pizza, and chicken paella. 

Production Info
Vineyard size
50 acres
Soil composition
Schist and Calcareous Clay-Loam
Elevation
595 feet
Vines/acre
2,400
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1990-1999
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1998
Bottles produced of this wine
40,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 days
Fermentation temperature
72-82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Maceration length
20
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
0.1 g/L
Acidity
6.6 g/L
Dry extract
32 g/L

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