ALASCO DOC Red wine: Sangiovese 60% – Merlot 40% , Hand picked and carefully selected. Intense aroma of ripe red fruit. Fine tannins.
TENUTA GRAMINETA has existed since the late 1800s.
In 2008 we built a new winery, not only to make wine, but also to make other products.
We have deliberately opted for a healthy and fair agriculture, avoiding large-scale production and the use of substances to the detriment of quality and our health.
The base of our red and rosé wines is the Sangiovese grape, it is used alone or in combination with other grapes to give life to a blend that can be combined with traditional Maremma dishes with more modern dishes, but with strong flavors.
GRAPES: Sangiovese …
…It is an Italian, blue grape variety originating from Tuscany. Due to regional changes, there are some variations in Italy.
This blend was mentioned for the first time around 1600 in a treatise by Giovanni Vittorio Soderini on viticulture in Tuscany with the synonym Sangiogheto. The name probably derives from Sanguis Jovis or blood of Jupiter.
Merlot is an international grape variety and can be recognized mainly in the sense of smell and taste of red fruits such as cherries, berries and plums.
The wines of this grape are generally juicy and soft with long tannins.
As a result, they are often easier and younger to drink.
The name Merlot is said to be named after the blackbird in French.
CULTIVATION FORM: Cordone Speronato
The forms of cultivation of the vine are diagrams of the methods of pruning and geometry of the rows.
The winegrower adopts this method to reduce vegetative growth and influence the quality and yield of the grapes.
After that, various crop forms have been selected and improved throughout the history of viticulture in order to obtain greater quantities and better quality of the grapes.
In conclusion this selection took place on the basis of a sort of purpose, such as: wine or fruit grapes.
Here are for an example of cultivation:
VINEYARD CARE: According to the EU Organic Farming Protocol.
VINIFICATION: It takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature (between 26 and 28 °C).
Maceration takes place every 20-22 days. [* Called Sur lie method].
REFINEMENT: Sangiovese and Merlot ripen for about 6 months in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature.
AGING: After the composition of the blend, the wine is aged in the bottle for at least 6 months.
AVERAGE PRODUCTION PER YEAR: 25.000 flessen.
* This method (Sur lie). It is an old French method. Lie means lees and the term indicates that the wine has been left to age on the lees.
After alcoholic fermentation, the wine that has undergone fermentation is neither filtered nor pumped away, but is left to mature for a few months on the “lees“.
The lees, which lie at the bottom of the barrel or in stainless steel tanks still contain residues of yeasts and other solids which, in the absence of oxygen, will ferment on their own. This results in a fuller and more complex taste of the wine.