Ammiraglia - 2012

VINTAGE

Denomination

Maremma Toscana Syrah DOC

Description

The initial vintage of Ammiraglia was 2006. Made one hundred per cent from Syrah grapes grown in limestone-clay soils rich in pebble and rock, its soul is the most Mediterranean of all of the Frescobaldi estates. It is an emphatic, full-bodied wine boasting impressive, well-ripened fruit and pungent spice.

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Vintage Report

The vineyards were subjected to high temperatures during the summer and reduced rainfall. The growing season was particularly dry, which favoured an excellent development of the Syrah grapes. Beautiful sunny days, abundant sunlight, and the mitigating effect of afternoon sea breezes all helped the grapes develop a rich, aromatic bouquet.

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Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Comune di Magliano (GR)
ALTITUDE 300 m slm
VINEYARD SIZE 5 ha (12 Acres)
EXPOSURE South Southwest
SOIL TYPE Calcareus clay, rich in stone
PLANTING DENSITY 5.500 vines/Ha
TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot, spur prunned cordon
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Technical Information

Variety Syrah
Alcohol by volume 14,50%
Length of maceration on the skins 22 days
Malolactic fermentation Immediately done after the alcoholic fermentation
Maturation method barriques and tonneaux of 3 hl, 50% are new in French Oak
Length of maturation 24 months of which 6 in bottles
Bottle formats 0,75 lt
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Tasting Notes

Clear and consistent, Ammiraglia 2012 is intense ruby red in colour with light scarlet hues. The wine initially presents itself with Black and red fruit aromas such as blackberries, wild strawberries and currants before progressing into dark chocolate notes with spiced nuances of both vanilla and toasted hazelnuts. In the mouth, the wine reveals a significant, well-blended and balanced tannin presence. Persistent, Ammiraglia 2012 leaves the palate on a clean, fresh and pleasantly fruity note.

Serving suggestions

Ideally paired with grilled and stewed red meats and game, and with medium- and well-aged cheeses.

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A unique territory for a great Cru

In this area the quantity of sun and light reaches high levels and combines with sea breezes, creating particulary favourable conditions for Syrah. In order to intensify the unique nature of this territory, it was realized a catchment that gathers the water and allows to refresh the vines in the driest years. The combination of all these factors is represented by a great variety and abundance of fragrances, which are unique in Tuscany.

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