Wine Enrico Fossi, "Portico", 2008
Wine rich ruby red color.
The wine has a full, balanced fruit flavors with hints of currant and spice and a long finish.
The aroma of wine is filled with notes of ripe red fruits, spices and oak nuances.
The wine goes well with white and red meats, cheeses and game.
Fine wine "Portico" is made from one of the best Italian grape varieties - Merlot, grown in the vineyards of Tuscany. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 20 to 24 months. Enrico Fossey invents its wines spectacular titles, and he creates extraordinary labels. Quote on wine "Portico" reads: "... ma solo la quiete del Portico mette le ali al pensiero" - "At rest, under the canopy come to mind thoughts of guilt."
Enrico Fossey - a bold and confident experimenter recognizes no rules but their own experience, their ideas and views. Fossey - very wealthy heir to a dynasty owners Knitting Mills, who inherited a Signa large plot of land. Signa (Signa) is a few dozen kilometers from the center of Florence and is its western suburbs. Enrico Fossey was passionate about wine and traveled almost all over the world, visiting the main wine estates, he realized that his land is a great place for wine. Signa has a warm climate and the most favorable conditions in Tuscany. Convinced that the present great wines produced in a break with tradition, Enrico Fossey violated folded centuries tradition of the land and created the wine, take their rightful place alongside the famous Tuscan wines. Fossey produces its unique wines mainly from international grape varieties. He gives the names of wines, creating for each individual label with sayings, quotes and aphorisms that characterize their history and character.
The area of vineyards owned by Foss, is 12 hectares. The vineyards are located at an altitude of about 80 meters above sea level, the soil is limestone with a few layers of chalk. The average age of the vines - 10 years. The volume of production wineries Fossey is 30,000-50,000 bottles per year. Number of wines produced from year to year changes. It depends on the climatic conditions and harvest each vineyard.