Diadema Wines D'Vino Toscano Rosso IGT 2009
By James Suckling
Diadema Toscano D'Vino
Tasting Note: Aromas of fresh herbs, blackberries and black licorice. Full body, with a dense and silky palate. Polished and caressing. Dark chocolate and orange peel on the finish. Subtle yet intense young red. Drink and enjoy. November 26th, 2012
By Diadema Wines
D'Vino IGT Toscano Rosso
Oenologist: Stefano Chioccioli
Varieties: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
In stainless steel tanks for 3 months on yeast, and then decanted and kept in steel tanks until bottling - slight shift in French oak barriques.
D’Vino comes from a selection of typical Tuscan grapes; a slight shift in wood keeps intact the characteristics of the four blends. D’Vino is characterized by its smell, the softness of taste and elegance, all accompanied by a great refinement in aroma and intriguing lightness.
Diadema and D’Amare wines are born of grapes found in specifically designated vineyards. The agronomical techniques used are aimed at achieving the utmost quality. The quality of the red grapes is carefully monitored throughout the pre-harvest period through laboratory analyses, direct visual examination, and closer to harvest by direct tasting of the fruit on the vine. The goal is to pick grapes that are sound, unblemished, slightly ultra-ripe, and above all with the highest possible levels of important compounds. In a word, we pay careful attention to the principle which holds that the qualities that one finds in the grapes by tasting them before the harvest are the same ones that one will find in the wine. Once the harvest has begun, the grapes are picked into baskets that are as shallow as possible, so that the grape skins, where much of the wine’s quality lies, are not broken open.
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