Siepi, owned by Mazzei family since 1435, has always been a model farm, still managed today with the same kind of respect. A unique location, a special microclimate, the foresight in the early 1980s to plant Merlot as the ideal grape to complement Sangiovese in a very particular "terroir"; the combination of these two cépages produces a wine which is perfectly balanced between elegance, power and complexity.
At harvest time the grapes, concentrated and rich in sugars, showed an exceptional level of physiological ripeness. The musts, very elegant, were deeply colored, rich in tannins, and with complex and spicy aromas.
Spring, up until the end of May, was fairly humid and with temperatures slightly below seasonal averages; June and July were dry months, and the weather in July was particularly hot. The final two months of ripening were characterized by notable temperature swings from nighttime to daytime and prolonged periods of very low humidity, both factors which contributed to an exceptional ripening of the grapes both from the physiological and from the analytical point of view. The harvest began with the Merlot grapes during the first ten days of September and concluded between October 10th and 20th with the picking of the estate's Sangiovese.
|Alcohol Content||14 %|
|Service temperatures||16/18 °C|
|Ideal moments||Dinner with friends, Special event|
|Wine Style||Wines / Red / Toscana|