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.