50&50 has a deep, dark ruby colour. The 2010 vintage is elegant and refined, with fresh notes of red and black berries, backed up by sweet spices and an underlying, balsamic touch. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and silky soft, with an elegant, fruity core and a long lingering, pleasantly dry finish. A wine for long ageing in the bottle.

Technical sheet

Grapes 50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
Ageing 24 months in French barriques
Refinement in the bottle minimum 12 months
Alcohol 13,5%
Serving temperature 18°C
Tech sheets
A historic collaboration between Avignonesi from Montepulciano and Capannelle from Gaiole in Chianti, 50%50 brings forth all the silky elegance of the Merlot and the distinct, rustic charm of the Sangiovese.

Accolades

90/100 points

There's plenty of muscle in this red, with a dense texture supporting plum, black currant and herb flavors. Accents of oak gather steam on the fresh, lingering finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2026. –BS

Wine Spectator 

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Stories

12Sep
2017

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03Mar
2016

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22Feb
2016

Design a Label for Avignonesi Desiderio

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16Feb
2016

Tuesdays with Luca - "Cut Pasta" and Ragu

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09Feb
2016

Tuesdays with Luca - Handrolled Pici

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02Feb
2016

Tuesdays with Luca - Cooking Risotto

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