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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Il Molino di Grace Il Volano 2008
Il Molino di Grace Il Volano 2008
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James Suckling rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes are grown on a hill above Lucarelli and training is Guyot and spur-pruned cordon. Fun and youthful, Il Volano matures in steel and bottle so as to maintain its freshness and fragrance. Its appealing bouquet of cherry fruit and wild flowers preludes the well balanced palate. Smooth tannins, zesty flavors of red currant and licorice.

Blend: 75% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot

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About Il Molino di Grace:

The winery is named after a 19th century historic windmill located on the property near the cantina. However, the viticultural history of the property is much older–the vineyards at Il Molino di Grace have been fruitful for over 350 years. When Frank Grace first purchased the property in 1995, there was no winery: all the grapes were sold to local producers. Using the site of a ruined barn, Grace, together with winery manager Gerhard Hirmer, designed and built a state of the art winery. The winery opened its doors in 1999 and today, all of our wines are estate produced and bottled using organic materials and sustainable practices in both the vineyard and cantina.

At Il Molino di Grace, we strive to produce elegant wines that are an expression of terroir through the Sangiovese grape coupled with a careful use of oak for aging the wine.
The philosophy of utilizing a sustainable approach to wine making is a critical component of our approach at Il Molino di Grace. Vineyards have existed on the property for over 350 years. There is an ancient Etruscan path that winds its way through the vineyards – and the winery itself is named after a local historic landmark, "the windmill" located on the property near the cantina. The history of the property is an essential component of the present and future of Il Molino di Grace.