Amphora Vignamasso

Amphora Vignamasso

Toscana IGT

Crafted from a single parcel of Sangiovese, Vigna del Masso is defined by an enormous volcanic stone at the ingress to the vineyard. The wine is vinified whole clusters and undergoes an extended maceration period in amphorae. A rich and intense red wine, deeply respectful of the terroir of origin, with which San Polo confirms itself as one of the most innovative and experimental realities in Montalcino, entirely inspired by the principles of sustainability and social responsibility.

 

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Climate trend

2020 vintage began with mild temperatures and a rather dry winter, leading to early budding. Snowfall episodes during spring, especially at the end of April, slowed the growth of the shoots, restoring temporal equilibrium for the subsequent phenological phases. In May, during flowering, the plants had well-developed leaf walls. The dry summer triggered a conservative development of the vines thanks to which they did not show symptoms of water and thermal stress. The harvest began at the end of August, with a sunny and dry climate.

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese

Soil

Vineyard

Vigna del Masso

Harvest

Grapes are harvested by hand in small 17 kg crates during the second half of September

Bottle

Size

750ml

Barrel

Vinification

Vinification with whole bunches in amphora with spontaneous fermentation and absence of pumping over and punching down. As soon as the tumultuous phase ended, the amphorae are filled with wine and the maceration is carried out with a submerged cap without external intervention.

Ageing

Ageing takes place in amphora on the skins (submerged cap) for four months. After racking, it ages in amphora for approximately 10 months prior to bottling.

Awards

93

Wine&Spirits

Summer 2023 issue
91

Falstaff

44835
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