2010 Lemartine IGT Toscana Rosso

2010 Lemartine IGT Toscana Rosso

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2010 Lemartine IGT Toscana Rosso

Grapes / Soils

Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Petit Verdot (25%) Petit Verdot was planted in 2003
Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1997
Sangiovese was planted in 1970 & 2001
Galestro from cretacic era. Organically poor but rich in lithoid components. 3 acres

 

The Wine

Harvest Notes
  • In Lemartine, the Brunello grape still plays the lead role, as it does in all Poggio Antico wines, but here it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot (planted in 1997- and 2003 respectively).
  • These three varietals, rigorously and exclusively estate grown at 420 meters altitude, refine separately in small French oak barrels of varied toasts.
  • On the day they are blended together, they become Lemartine. Prior to release, the wine enjoys a further refinement in the bottle for at least four months.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Petit Verdot (25%) grapes.
  • Vine age – Petit Verdot was planted in 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1997 Sangiovese was planted in 1970 & 2001.
  • Grown on soils of Galestro from cretacic era.
  • Organically poor but rich in lithoid components.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in French oak barrels and the bottle.
  • Aged for 4 months in the bottle.

Reviews

91 Points

Aromas of cooked lemons, dried herbs and flowers, with some spices, too. Textured and mineral with a medium body and vivid acidity. Slightly phenolic with saline undertones in the finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, September, 2023