Shiraz Cabernet Franc Merlot Petit Verdot Tuscany Italy
From fruit grown to three different plots west of the road that joins Bibbona to Bolgheri. Soils are sandier and climes slightly warmer during the summer months, conditions which are ideal for growing Syrah, which accounts for a third of Insoglio del Cinghiale. It's peppery character makes it perfect with game, such as the local wild boar after which it is named.
The entry level wine from Campo di Sasso at Bibbona, part of the greater Tenuta di Biserno estate which stretches between Bibbona and Bolgheri in Tuscany's west. All harvesting is selectively done by hand into small 15 kg crates. Grapes are strictly sorted again upon arrival to the Biserna wineworks, de-stemmed and gently crushed. The musts are vinified over a course of three weeks at 28C. A tenth of the batches are treated to malolactic in oak barrels, the remainder in fermenters. Components are matured four months in a selection of new and second use French oak barriques, followed by the final assemblage, botttling and a further three months ageing before release. Alcohol 14.5%
Intense ruby red in colour with flecks of purple. The nose is intensely fruity with a hint of spicy oak and liquorice. The palate is balanced and harmonious, with the rich fruit being balanced by ripe, round tannins.