Tenuta Oliveto Il Roccolo 2003

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Winemaker's Notes

Roccolo is a dialect word for "bird snare," that is a traditional tower shaped structure used by bird hunters. Il Roccolo is styled to express the earth and the land of this part of Tuscany. The color is intense ruby with purple highlights and persistent, with floral notes, spicy and red berry fruit. In the mouth it is full, velvety and harmonious. The wine finishes with an excellent balance.

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The property, located at the extreme south of the Montalcino boundary, was bought in 1994 and it had been totally abandoned, but the land had always been dedicated to the vineyards. This was a great opportunity, in as much as it gave us the chance to create an estate without any compromises, not needing to rely on somebody else's choices. In 1997 we began making our first Brunello and a Rosso di Montalcino, "Il Roccolo", while with the '98 vintage we began to produce a Rosso di Toscana, "Il Leccio" as our basic wine.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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