2016 Sangiovese, Luna Matta Vineyard
Organically-farmed Brunello clones of Sangiovese (Sangiovese Grosso) develop remarkably thick skins and color in the rocky calcareous soils of Luna Matta Vineyard. Cool fermentation and foot stomping facilitates the gentle extraction of color and tannin from these small-berried Sangiovese clones. Aged for 18 months in Gamba French-oak barrels, 25% of which were new.
Our Sangiovese is generally one of the most powerful and complex produced in California. The 2016 is serious sangiovese, with aromas of blueberries, pencil lead, and sage. The palate turns toward black cherry, with bay leaf, nutmeg, and minerals. The texture is rich with substantial yet polished tannins and acidity. Should have very rewarding cellar potential.