Colli di Luni is one of the few DOC appellations that straddles over two regions: the easternmost part Liguria (La Spezia) and neighboring coastal Tuscany (Massa Carrara). This is a gorgeous, elegant wine made in honor of Niccolò V, the Pope that was born in the town of Sarzana, near the winery. Sangiovese is blended with Merlot and Pollera Nera, a red grape that is grown only in this region of Italy and which gives the wine a great local character.
Vinification: Maceration on the skins for 12 days followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures.
Aging: The wine rests for 12 months in barriques followed by 6 months in bottle before release.
Grape varieties :
70% Sangiovese, 15% Pollera Nera, 15% Merlot
Stony, rich texture
Tasting notes :
Ruby red in color with purple hues, Niccolo' V is intense on the nose with hints of blackcurrant and cherry, accented by cedar and herb notes. Ripe and juicy, with a long, savory finish. Pair this wine with rich first courses and meat dishes.
- James Suckling
- 201590 points