Alcohol Grade: 13%
Aging/ Vinification: Manual harvest, hand Selected. Soft pressing of whole grapes. Fermentation and maceration (21 days with stems) of 30% of the mass in terracotta amphorae from Impruneta. Aging: 70% of the mass ages for 8 months in steel silos at a controlled temperature. 30% of the mass is aged for 4 months in amphorae and the following 4 months in steel silos at a controlled temperature.
Best to have it: 6-10ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Azienda Agricola Bosco De Medici
The Azienda Agricola Bosco De Medici was born in 1996, when the two families Palomba and Monaco decided to share the passion of grandfather Raffaele for land and vineyards of Vesuvius. Ancient crops, composed largely of vines ungrafted old pre-phylloxera, supplemented later by vineyards planted in the eighties. A centuries-old tradition evidenced by the discovery in the vineyard of a “term” boundary stone on which is carved the letter “M” with a crown (then used as the company logo). Studies that followed confirmed that those lands were owned by a branch of the noble Florentine dynasty of the Medici, who moved into the Kingdom of Naples in the mid-sixteenth century and in the centuries following did its best to modernize and improve the methods of cultivation and quality of Vesuvian wines. An important heritage that the company has collected and carried out with dedication over the years, taking care of the land and producing quality grapes that, from the harvest in 2014, decided to make wine on their own.