Tenuta di Ghizzano Nambrot 2015
This wine is the result of Tenuta di Ghizzano researches. It was first made in 1996, using Merlot grapes, and has evolved over the years into a blend together with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, demonstrating the potency, warmth, and character that the territory can express. It is named after the founder of the Venerosi family, whose name was Nambrot and who lived in 830.
Blend: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot
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Notes of nutmeg and spice nod to the 18 months this wine spent in a mix of new and used barriques, but the wood influence is subtle: You can feel the presence of merlot (60 percent) in the wine’s supple tannins and vibrant flavors of plum and raspberry; cabernet franc and petit verdot complete the blend in equal parts, firming up the structure and adding delicate violet scents.
Lots of iron, blue-fruit and terracotta aromas following through to the full body. Firm, polished and silky tannins, nice complexity and a flavorful finish.
The Venerosi Pesciolini family settled in the upcoming and esoteric Colline Pisane area near Pisa in the 14th century. For 26 generations, the family has been growing vines, olive trees, and cereals with a deep respect for tradition and terroir. Since 1996 Countess Ginevra Venerosi Pesciolini has run the estate, continuing the tradition of award-winning wines. Tenuta di Ghizzano became certified organic in 2003 and has employed biodynamic principles since 2006.
“Our aim is to keep investing in biodynamic agriculture and viticulture to offer the market limited quantities of outstandingly high-quality products, reflecting the inherent characteristics offered by these gentle hills. Respect for nature, the place that sustains us and the people that live and work here; these are the principles that our family has always observed in its management of the Tenuta di Ghizzano estate and has handed down through the generations.” -- Ginevra Venerosi Pesciolini, Winemaker and Proprietor
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