This wine is made from predominantly Sangiovese with equal parts of 2 clones, F9 and CH-20. The F9 Sangiovese clone contributes vibrant fruit qualities to the wine and the CH-20 provides structure. A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon is added to the blend and this adds additional layers of complexity. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged for 10 months in stainless steel before bottling. 5% of the Cabernet Sauvignon used in the Ali blend matures for 10 months in third-passage barriques.
The name Ali means "wings" in Italian and is also the name of winery owner Lia Tolaini-Banville's "little angel": her daughter. The artwork from the label is a detail of Cupid from the original artwork for the Bramosia Chianti Classico label by Rik Olsen.
Grape varieties :
90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard age :
20 years old
Grape yield :
Lime and clay, with a considerable presence of stones
Tasting notes :
Lots of vibrant, ripe fruit on the nose. Medium-bodied on the palate with silken, integrated tannins and a pleasant finish. Delicious with pasta dishes and perfect for pizza night!
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