Novita Sangiovese Rubicone

£8.25

Unoaked Sangiovese packed full of fresh red berry fruit. Smooth with juicy redcurrant and raspberry fruit leading to a fresh finish.  Great to go with a pizza or charcuterie.

The Novità collection is made by winemaker Enrico Salvatore of Cevico, one of Italy’s most important wine-making organisations, who own over 6,700 hectares of vines, so consistency of quality is guaranteed. The Sangiovese vines find their ideal, natural habitat in the hilly districts of Romagna and assume a strong, structured personality in the territory of Rimini. Spur and cordon training methods are used on the vines, which are grown in clay and stony soils.

Traditional red wine vinification took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, preserving the freshness and the primary aromas. The grapes were then macerated on their skins at 25°C for a period of seven days, extracting the rich colour and flavour compounds. The wine was then drawn off, softly pressed and went through a malolactic fermentation, before resting in tank for five months prior to bottling.