Gherardino is a wine approachable into the very use: not too concentrate and not too tannic, with a certain degree of softness and pleasure in the mouth and in the palate. The merlot is helping with its juicy character and nice flowers, it has plenty of useful fruits which never repowering. Its nice firmly texture structure, indicates it will have a nice evolution in bottles: combination of ageing ability and a character that is ready to drink and approachable in its youth.
Vignamaggio is committed to the revival of more environmentally responsible farming methods in which sustainability is the key. The estate has been in ‘Conversion to Organic Farming’ since 2015. With organic all the winegrowing changed significantly adopting also new and different agronomical procedures, like the stopping of the continuous soil tillage replaced by the grassing.
Manual Harvest in small buckets and first manual selection of the clusters. At the arrival in cellar there is the automatic Optical Selection of the berries with a gently destemming. The berries fall down in stainless steel vats through gravity. All the process of maceration takes 15-18 days at temperatures controlled of 28/30° C. The malolactic fermentation continues in stainless steel.
18 months in woods: Sangiovese in medium wood barrels of 20 hl and the merlot in barrique of second use. 6 months in bottles.