Peperino Toscana Rosso - € 14.80
Peperino is represented by a rabbit knight holding a spear and shield and riding a hybrid creature, a snail with a human head. Drolleries, babewyns, antics with mysterious meanings or no meanings at all, hybrid creatures, monstrous medieval creations, or just the product of the amanuenses’ irony: A tribute to the symbols and the art of the illuminated manuscripts of the Gothic period.
Sensory features: The nose reads a good intensity and persistence, with woody notes that blend harmoniously with the wine’s fruity elements. A full wine with a pleasant, distinctive character, strong tannin notes, but well-balanced to the fruit, and a long aftertaste.
Grape varieties: 60% Sangiovese & 40 Merlot
Winemaking: Destemming of grapes and alcoholic fermentation/maceration in conic barrels of 77 hl at a temperature of 28°C, followed by racking.
Food pairing: This spicy Tuscan red should pair well with beef dishes and matured cheese.
Ageing: 12 months, partly in stainless steel and partly in third-fourth use French oak barrique or tonneau, followed by 6 months of ageing in vats.
Alcohol content: 13.5%