Estate: Located in the ancient hamlet of Palazzone, near Siena, Giacomo Mori is a small family owned winery founded by the Mori family in 1790. The family sold their grapes and wine to local cooperatives until the mid 1990’s when Giacomo Mori renovated the vineyards and cellars and began estate bottling his own wines. Giacomo practices organic and sustainable methods in both the 10 hectares of vineyards and winery.
Winemaking: Grapes are hand harvested from vines in sandy clay, alkaline limestone soils. Fermented in stainless steel, aged for “10-12 months in 20 hectolitre Slavonia and Allier oak barrels, tonneaux of 5 hectolitres, and barriques on the third pouring”, which are, followed by an additional 3-6 months in the bottle. The cellar is dug 3 layers into the tuff [the volcanic, porous rock].
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour, with intricate aromatics of tar, grilled herbs, roasted game, black cherry, carnation and crushed pink peppercorn. Black cherry, plum, anise, leather, tobacco and baking spice glide over a backbone of tarry earth and crushed black peppercorn, framed by fresh acidity and dry tannins. Fruit and spice peek out on the lengthy, dry, smoky earth/savoury finish. Engaging, expressive, distinctive, a refined sip that is fantastic on its own or at the table.
95% Sangiovese, 5% of Canaiolo and Colorino
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Giacomo Mori
Enjoy now thru 2020