San Felo Balla La Vecchia Maremma 2019

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San Felo Balla La Vecchia Maremma 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 40%, Sangiovese 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - San Felo

Tasting notes - A silky, elegant wine with intense aromas of strawberries and wild red berried fruit. The soft, rounded palate offers ripe fruits enveloping gentle tannins through to a fresh finish.

San Felo Balla La Vecchia Maremma 2019

A silky, elegant wine with intense aromas of strawberries
and wild red berried fruit. Soft and rounded, with ripe fruit
flavours through to a fresh finish.
Producer Note
Federico Vanni has always been passionate about cultivating the vine and the local
rural traditions of his homeland, the Maremma region of Tuscany. In 2001, he realised
his dream when he established the San Felo Wine Estate and started creating
memorable wines which evoke the flavours of the region. The name San Felo pays
homage to his family; his mother Sandra (San), himself (Fe) and his brother Lorenzo
(lo). The estate covers approximately 50 hectares, of which 33 hectares are dedicated
to the vine, in the beautiful region close to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Federico works with local
renowned winemaker Fabrizio Moltard, formerly of Angelo Gaja, and together Federico
and Fabrizio create stunning wines which are an authentic reflection of the region.
Vintage
The 2019 growing season varied greatly. After a harsh, dry winter, the vines began
growing very early, starting in March. A cold, rainy period followed which resulted in the
water reserves being restored in preparation for what was to be a hot, dry summer. At
harvest, the grapes were in excellent physiological shape: very healthy grapes showed
superb phenolic ripeness and exquisite aromas.
Vineyard
The ‘Maremma’ is a low lying and marshy area near the sea and is considered an
important winemaking region. The vineyard is planted at an altitude of 150 to 180
metres above sea level. The microclimate benefits from mistral winds, which have a
cooling and ventilating effect on the vines, imparting natural freshness to the grapes
while keeping the canopies healthy. The spur-cordon trained vines are predominantly
orientated to the south-east to maximise sun exposure, encouraging the grapes to
reach optimal phenolic maturity. The vines are planted at a density of 5680 vines per
hectare and benefit from the sandy soil which is rich in sandstone and fairly
homogeneous; it is a warm, generally airy soil with good drainage properties. The
combination of these factors, allows a slow and gradual ripening of the grapes,
resulting in a wine of great freshness and balance. The vines are hand-harvested in
three tranches between mid-September and late October.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and destemmed, with each variety being vinified
separately. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures,
reaching a maximum of 30°C. Vinification took place in stainless steel tanks to retain
the purity of fruit and the expression of the Maremma terroir. The wines were deftly
blended and matured in stainless steel until the following June; before being gently
filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
A silky, elegant wine with intense aromas of strawberries and wild red berried fruit. The
soft, rounded palate offers ripe fruits enveloping gentle tannins through to a fresh finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 40%, Sangiovese 20%

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