ROSSO IGT “TITO” WINE FROM EMILIA-ROMAGNA
(Rosso IGT “Tito” from San Martino in Strada, Forlì)
An international vine, perfectly adapted to the climate of Emilia Romagna to give birth to “Tito”. Robust as well as aristocratic red wine.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Blended native grapes variety
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Tito retains an intense ruby red colour, rich in purple shades. It immediately reveals its peculiarity: a remarkable note of graphite envelops the smell, celebrating the mineral character of this wine. Also, fruity notes come in the nose, especially red pulp berries, which leave room to more aromatic dash, such as tobacco and liquorice. In the mouth, it is elegant, as well as harmonious. Furthermore, it has an interesting tannic structure polished by barrel refinement. A vegetable after-taste characterises its flavour, which reminds to celery and green pepper. Great consistency and persistence.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-Bodied Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Try to pair Tito to a succulent food, such as a burger or a pizza with mushrooms and vegetables, or with a medium-rare Angus steak. You will be surprised by its versatility.
ABOUT TENUTA VILLA ROVERE
Tenuta Villa Rovere is located at the foot of Terra del Sole, a charming town founded by Cosimo de’ Medici in the 16th century, conceived as the ideal town of Renaissance period. Terra del Sole, or Heliopolis – meaning Town of the Sun – rests on the ancient road running between Forlì and Florence underneath the fortress of Monte Poggiolo.
The vineyards, surrounded by the Montone River and the Mill Stream, are cultivated under unique microclimatic conditions over six hectares of poly-clonal and poly-varietal vines.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the second half of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 12 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in stainless steel tanks. Then, the wine goes directly in Caucasian oak barrels, where, in conclusion, it matures for 12 months. Consequently, Tito remains 4 months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 15th to 30th
AGE OF VINEYARDS: 13 years old
SOIL: Loamy-sandy, with prevalent sandy areas
Rosso IGT “Tito” – More Details
ABV: 13,5% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 6.000