Azienda Agricola Maria Donata Bianchi - Località Valcrosa, 18013 Diano Arentino - Imperia

La Mattana

Production zone: vineyards are located in Diano Castello (IM)
Variety: 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
Vintage: 2015
Vinification: grapes are hand-harvested and then distemmed and crushed. The must is fermented in contact with skins for more days than for “Bormano”. Pump-overs and manual punch downs are performed periodically
Ageing: about 12 months in French oak barrels and 6 months in stainless steel
Ageing potential: at least 10 years
Appearance: garnet red with ruby hues
On the nose: aromas of cherry, wild berries jam. An intense odour of liquorice and tobacco, with a hint of vanilla
On the palate: Complete, with a marked unctuosity and structure. The tannins are present and capable of ageing. The notes of liquorice and toast are strong, despite of the feeling of dried red fruit
Food pairing: complex dishes made of red meat but also strong cheeses
The man on the label is Agostino Bianchi, ancestor of our family. A unique and multifaceted man; he was inspector of woods and forests under Napoleon and wrote the first treatise on the olive fruit fly. A special label for a wine out of common, which is only produced in exceptional years






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