Wine "Sammarco", Toscana IGT 2004
Wine dense, opaque, almost black with ruby with purple reflections.
The wine has a bright, fresh and hearty taste with a lovely silky texture and concentrated notes of ripe fruit and mint.
The wine has an intense, elegant and very peculiar aroma with notes of wild berries, wood, hints of tobacco and animal tones.
The wine goes well with the main dish of meat or venison.
"Sammarco", 2004 - red dry wine from the Tuscany region, created from a blend of grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. After harvesting the grapes are moved into the cellars of the winery, where the beverage production process begins. One of the stages of preparation, "Sammarco" - malolactic fermentation and aging drink that held for 18 months in barrels. After bottling the wine is further held for an additional 8 months. wine storage capacity is on average 20 years.
The estate of Castello dei Rampolla is located in the heart of Tuscany, near the tiny medieval town of Panzano, in the southern part of the valley, which is called the Conca d'Oro ( "Golden Shell"). Ancient picturesque castle and cellars where the wine is stored, were built in the XIII century. Since 1739 the castle belongs to the family di Napoli Rampolla (di Napoli Rampolla). Nevertheless, professional winery was founded only in 1964 Alcheo di Napoli, inspired by the beauty of super Tuscan wines. In 1965, he received the first harvest from the vineyards cultivated and sold them to his family Antinori.
Since 1970, the winery begins its own vinification and the first wine under the brand name "Castello dei Rampolla" was released in 1975. Alcheo di Napoli began to cooperate with the famous oenologist Giacomo Takis, the author of the "star" of wine as "Sassicaia" - one of the leading Italian wine in the Bordeaux style. In 1980 they released the first vintage "Sammarco", in which the blend, in contrast to the first monosortovyh wine "Castello dei Rampolla" created only from Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and introduced still later Merlot. In the vineyards were set fully biodynamic farming methods, at a sufficiently high density planting productivity was severely limited. In 1996, the product line there is a new wine - "Vigna d'Alceo", created Alcheo son - Luke - in honor of his father. This is unusual, powerful wine becomes a cult super Tuscan wine. Today, the economy is controlled sister and brother Maurizio and Luca di Napoli Rampolla - great wine enthusiasts in love with his beautiful land. They continue the fruitful cooperation with Takis, expanding its line of wines, while maintaining consistently high quality.
"Wines of Castello dei Rampolla long been one of my favorite in Tuscany ... It reminds me of the great wines Graves (Graves)", - he wrote in his book "The World's Greatest Wine Estates" famous wine critic Robert Parker.