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Giornata, 2013 Giornata Sangiovese Luna Matta Vineyard

"Vibrant and flowery on the nose, this shows ripe blackberry, lilac and black rock aromas, which mellow as the wine opens. The palate is expertly woven and cohesive, with black raspberry fruit and crème de cassis leading into rocky and earthy flavors, all bound by chalky tannins. Accessible now but built to last"
Giornata, 2013 Giornata Sangiovese Luna Matta Vineyard

"Bright ruby. Spice-laced red berry liqueur and cherry aromas accompanied by suggestions of dried flowers and musky herbs. Sappy, sweet and palate-staining, offering sweet raspberry and cherry cola flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Combines power with finesse and finishes spicy and very long; supple tannins make a late appearance and meld smoothly with the plush fruit."

Giornata, 2013 Giornata Sangiovese Luna Matta Vineyard

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2013 Giornata Sangiovese Luna Matta Vineyard

100% Sangiovese from Luna Matta Vineyard in Paso Robles Adelaida AVA

Luna Matta has been certied organic through CCOF since 2010. They have gone beyond organics with practices such as releasing benecials such as a weevil for star thistle control and lacewings for leafhopper control. Dikon were planted through the rows to break up hardpans in soil. Nothing is sprayed on the property that requires "astronaut" apparel to apply. Much of the property is dry farmed. Elevation is about 1750 feet above sea level. Soil is a thin layer of clay loam over calcareous substrate.

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% new). (115 cs)

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