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: Garnet in colour with layered aromatics of black cherry, raspberry, smoky minerals, grilled fennel, carnation, earth and spice. Cherry, plum, blackberry, black cherry, brambly Tuscan underbrush and crushed black peppercorn wrap around a tarry earth core. Fresh acidity and silky tannins compliment wild berries and cranberry on the smoky, mineral driven finish. Well structured, complex, genteel, a spectacular value.
95% Sangiovese, 5% of Canaiolo and Colorino
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Giacomo Mori