The 2009 Testamatta possesses remarkable depth and power along with tons of textural elegance. There is plenty of Sangiovese character in the dusty red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco. The wines color and forward bouquet suggest it is on a relatively fast path of evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
The wine is a deep, dark color with aromas of dried plum, flowers, porcini and cedar. The palate is intense with velvety tannins, ripe fruit, notes of chocolate and a long finish.
(100% Sangiovese). Testamatta is a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes from estate vineyards in Fiesole. The 45-80 year old vines are planted on clay and galestro soils at an elevation of 820 feet. The fruit was destemmed, placed into 60 gallon open-top barriques, punched down and 10-15 percent of the must was bled off. During fermentation, which lasted from 15-18 days, manual punch downs were made six-eight times per day. The wine matured for 18-20 months in French barrels (20% new) followed by six months in bottle.