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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana 2008
Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana 2008
(search item no. 107022)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

60% Merlot with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

The vines are on the plains, between Bolgheri and the town of La California. Temperature-controlled fermentation, manual punch-down and pumpovers. Aged one year in barrique and a minimum of six months in bottle. The wine has a warm, deep purplish-red color and aromas of Mediterranean wood. Its flavors of wild berries and juicy ripe cherries are balanced by spice notes, and an elegant structure and mellow mouthfeel.

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About Aia Vecchia:

Aia Vecchia is the name of an old building which is today the centre of a company deep in the Tuscany countryside between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci. This is an area where the particularly favorable microclimate and ideally suited soils make possible the production of very high quality wines. The particular position gives the vines very much light, both direct sunlight as sunlight reflected by the sea. This in general allows an early harvest.

The property consists of 69 hectars of open ground: 48 are vineyards, 30 of which are under the Bolgheri DOC. The planted varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are used to produce Lagone and Sor Ugo. In the cellar situated in Castagneto Carducci there are 2000 barriques.

The Morellino di Scansano is produced in the estate of Magliano in Toscana (Grosseto) which consists of 10 hectares planted with Sangiovese and Merlot grape varieties.