Beconcini - Vigna Alle Nicchie Tempranillo 2010
100% Tempranillo – aged 20 months French barriques (70%) and American barriques (30%). Made from 90 year old ungrafted / Piede Franco Tempranillo vines on the estate, assuming there is enough sand in the soil for these vines to have survived without being grafted.
The grapes are dried for 4 weeks to reduce the water content by 30% and hence increase the concentration in the finished wine. Only 3000 bottles made per vintage.
The name means ‘wine of the shell’ in Tuscan dialect with reference to the fossils in the soil.
This rich wine has a deep opaque colour. This follows through onto the nose with deep black cherry notes, spice and dark chocolate. The palate is rich, smooth and concentrated with amazing fruit making it juicy and supple. A lovely spice, rich raspberry and cherry fruit. The oak is well integrated and the tannins are silky, with hints of kirsch on the finish.
An amazingly concentrated wine, this is unlike any other Tempranillo.
Case of 6 bottles.