Wine Maker Notes
SIENA is a Sangiovese/Malbec red wine blend consisting primarily of Sangiovese. Grapes are hand harvested and upon entering the winery, hand sorted and then gravity fed directly into tanks for five days of cold soaking. The wine is fermented on the skins for about 10 days until pressing, then individual lots are moved to barrels where they complete malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is blended and aged in new Hungarian puncheons and older French oak barrels in wine caves until bottled.
Blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and a little Merlot Alcohol: 13.8% Barrel Aging: 14 months Bottle Aging: 6 months
SIENA pairs perfectly with savory Italian food, pasta with flavorful tomato sauces or pizza. SIENA is also delicious with dishes such as Chicken Cacciatore, a duck salad with fruit, like raspberries and oranges, or simply prosciutto on crostini bread.