La Carraia Montepulciano Tizzonero 2003

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 83459
  • red wine
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

The name "Tizzonero" is derived from the local name for charcoal, referring both to the soil and the deep color of the wine. Many experiments have led Riccardo Cotarella to create this wine, an intense and complex example of the Montepulciano grape blended with Sangiovese. The vines were planted in 1997 on volcanic and stony soils. A manual harvest takes place in October, after which there is a soft pressing and 20 days of skin contact. The wine spends 6 months in Nevers and Alliers barriques, then refines 6 months in bottle.

Intensely garnet in color with aromas of dark fruit and vanilla. Exceptionally pleasant, silky texture on the palate.

Blend: 50% Montepulciano, 50% Sangiovese.


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La Carraia was founded in 1976 by the Gialetti and Cotarella families. Riccardo Cotarella, respected throughout Italy and abroad as a leading authority in the production and marketing of Italian wines, is the winemaker at this estate. La Carraia began as a producer of bulk wines for top of the line estates such as Ruffino and Rocca delle Macie. Today, the winery owns a total...

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