2008 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Riserva
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Total Acidity .78 gms/100 ml
Residual Sugar <.25%
Released August 2011
750 cases produced
The 2008 Riserva is Noceto’s 15th Riserva release. Grapes were sourced from five separate estate lots of two clonal selections. Each lot was harvested and fermented separately. The resulting blend is 100% Sangiovese, 100% estate – 87.5% is Sangiovese Grosso and 12.5% is Sangiovese Piccolo. The 2008 vintage began with a wet, cool winter followed by a dry spring. Summer was consistently warm with few prolonged heat waves. Harvest began on September 8th and ran through October 18th. The fruit was cold-soaked and then each lot is fermented using various techniques. About 60% was cold-fermented between 75-85 F in stainless steel for 7-10 days to preserve the bright varietal character. The remainder was barrel-fermented in French oak puncheons, one-third of which went through an extended maceration. It was then aged 21 months in French oak puncheons, allowing the wine to gently, slowly age.