With the 2013 vintage we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 50&50, which was produced for the first time in 1988. As always, the grapes for this wine are selected from the best vineyards of each winery, and the 2 varieties are aged for 24 months in oak, first separately, then blended. The 2013 50&50 is a generous, enveloping wine with a deep, ruby red colour. The bouquet opens with aromas of red berry fruits and black cherries, followed by scents of sweet tobacco and, finally, Mediterranean herbs. The flavour is rich and long-lingering with lots of ripe fruit and warm notes of baking spices. This elegant blend of Merlot and Sangiovese is perfect for long ageing in the bottle”.
Matteo Giustiniani, winemaker

Technical sheet

Grapes 50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
Ageing 24 months in oak.
Refinement in the bottle Minimum 6 months.
Alcohol 13.5%
Serving temperature 16°C
Tech sheets

50&50 is a wine sprung from friendship. The friendship which binds the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti Classico, and their common desire to strive for excellency with their wines. It is a wine which embodies the distinction of two historic wine producing areas of Tuscany, artfully woven together in a unique expression of double terroir: the galestro-rich soil of Gaiole in Chianti and the clay-rich soil of Montepulciano.

The characteristics of the two terroirs are enhanced through the choice of the grapes which make this wine: Sangiovese from Capannelle, which brings structure, tannins and grip to 50&50, and Merlot from Avignonesi, which enriches it with elegance, softness and depth. A merging of the masculine and the feminine, if you will.

The first vintage of 50&50 was 1988, a truly excellent year, celebrated across Tuscany, and it was born as an experiment, almost by chance: during a jovial dinner the former owners of the two wineries started to compare, mix and match their wines, and came up with the even blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot, that we know today. Little did they suspect that the 50&50 was to become a monument to the winemaking style which shaped the profile of premium quality Tuscan wines throughout the nineties and the new millennium. They had given birth to something truly unique.

Accolades

Gold Medal - The WineHunter AWARD 2017
50-&-50

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12Sep
2017

25 Years of 50&50: A Special Anniversary for a Special Wine

50_50_layout.jpg “This is always such a curious and special wine….doing a great job of showing the prickly side of Sangiovese next to the soft side of Merlot. This wine represents a celebrated blend of two varieties from two of Tuscany’s best estates.” Monica... Read more
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