Igt Toscana, Tufo rosso 2016, Sassotondo winery
In 1990 Carla and Edoardo decided to get rid of their jobs in Rome, to realize their dream of living in the country and making wine. In 1997 their first harvest with just one hectare of land. The winery is located between the towns of Sorano and Pitigliano on the foothills of the Bolsena volcanic basin and the tuff is the main material: the vineyards are planted on the tufa rounded by time hence the name Sassotondo (round stone), symbol of their winery, the houses are made with tuff, the cellar is dug into the tuff.
The company is included in the DOC Bianco di Pitigliano, Sovana and Maremma Toscana.
Now they own 12 hectares of vineyards : 9 red grapes (ciliegiolo, sangiovese, teroldego and merlot) and 3 white (trebbiano, greco, sauvignon). The winery follows the principles of biodynamics agriculture.
Sassotondo has an old underground cellar, completely dug into the tuff that is about 14 meters below ground with natural and ideal conditions of humidity and temperature.
The wines of Sassotondo try to be an expression of this powerful and mysterious territory: the indigenous vines and an environment in some aspects extreme, with the tuff that surfaces everywhere, produce fine and elegant wines, naturally concentrated, savory and spicy.
Tufo Rosso, 2016
Composed primarily of Sangiovese together with other red grapes
Ruby red color, to the nose it is intense and persistent, with red fruits and plums. The taste is dry, warm but supported by a pleasant acidity; soft and enveloping tannins.
No clarification, no filtration, own yeast
Pitigliano, Sovana, Sorano
Sangiovese 50%, merlot 20%, teroldego 20%, ciliegiolo 10%
The harvesting and selection of the grapes are manual, the fermentation takes place without the addition of yeasts, and the maceration lasts from 15 to 20 days.
The wine ages for some months in stainless steel fermenting vats
14,5% by vol
Biodynamic and organic agriculture