The hot and dry 2012 vintage favoured the production of an intensely coloured, full-bodied Grifi. Ripe aromas of red and black berry fruit find depth in scents of sweet spices, toasted wood and Mediterranean undergrowth. The flavour is warm, dense and austere with lots of crunchy tannins, distinctive of a great vintage. The finish is long, warm and savoury, with a light, balsamic touch. A wine perfect for long ageing in the bottle.
|Grapes||50% Sangiovese 50% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Ageing||18 months in oak|
|Refinement in the bottle||12 months|
|Serving temperature||16° C|
|Harvest||The Sangiovese was picked on September 25 and 26 (younger vines), and on October 9 (old vines), while the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 10, 11 and 12.|
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This vintage of Grifi is made with 50% Sangiovese sourced from I Poggetti estate in Montepulciano and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from La Selva estate in Cortona.
2012 - 90/100 (WS) | 2012 - 90/100 (WA) | 2012 - 90/100 (Suckling)
2012 - 3 Stars (Veronelli) | 2012 - Silver medal (Decanter)
2012 - Silver medal (Texsom) | 2011 - 92/100 (Veronelli) | 2010 - 90/100 (WS)