The grapes for this blend come from the estate's 2 vineyards, Montebello and SanGiovanni, which are only 4 kms apart. The grapes are manually harvested and thenundergo a strict selection process; first as bunches and then once they are destemmed, the whole berries are transferred into French oak fermenters and a portion into stainless steel which undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation. The wine is then raised for 16 months in barriques (70% new), of which 6 months are on the lees. San Giovanni is the name of our vineyard in the valley next to the tiny hamlet of San Giovanni a Cerreto. The chalice with the serpent is the symbol of San Giovanni(Saint John). In the church adjacent to our vineyard is a renaissance painting by Rutilo MANETTI depicting the Saint offering this chalice to the Madonna. This symbol is a tribute to this ancient land and the Saint it was named after.Grape varieties : 75% Cab Sauvignon, 20%Sangiovese and 5% Cab FrancAltitude : 320-380m ASLExposure : West/SouthwestSoil : Lime and clay, with a considerable presence of gravelAlcohol : 13.5%Tasting notes :Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellarworthy wine.
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