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.

Technical sheet

Grapes 50% Sangiovese 50%  Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing 18 months in oak
Refinement in the bottle 12 months 
Alcohol 14,5%
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.
Tech sheets

Check the origin of the grapes

La Selva:  Cabernet Sauvignon
I Poggetti:  Sangiovese

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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.

Accolades

Silver medal - Decanter Fine Wine  Competition 2016

Silver Medal - TexSom International Wine Awards 2017

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