Regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Italian winemaking, Alberto combines a global perspective with a unique vineyard location to craft modern Tuscan wines with a Mediterranean slant, wines that gain elegance and minerally complexity as they age. The hand-harvested fruit goes into old 500L rolling oak vessels with a gentle gravity flow system. Fermentation takes place with native yeasts and the wine undergoes extended maceration for two weeks. The wine is then transferred into tight grained French oak barrels where a naturally occurring malolactic fermentation takes place and maturation continues for twenty months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Aromas of delicate spice, with black pepper in evidence, dark ripened cherry and an underlying earthy fragrance. The palate shows similar flavors of savory spice and red fruits which are supported by a round and supple mouthfeel and a rich and elegant texture. The wine finishes with refreshing acidity and minerality.