The quintessential Super Tuscan, a cuvée of Sangiovese and Merlot and the faithful expression of the unique terroir of the namesake vineyard.

Bertigna is the estate icon and bears its name. A complex wine contemporary in style, it adds an original note to the chorus of great Tuscan wines.
Grown in the vineyard of the same name, it is produced from clusters of the valley’s finest-quality Sangiovese and Merlot grapes.
The characteristics of each growing year determine the percentage of each grape in the final blend.

Colour: Deep, Ruby red
Nose: The first nose is shy. It evokes Mediterranean spices, thyme, garrigue, red berries. At the opening, frank and subtle aromas appear, red pepper, paprika and black olives mingle with fruit aromas.
Taste: The mouth is powerful and tight. It is a vintage less sunny and therefore less broad but which does not lack seriousness. The firm tannins guarantee the structure. The wine is straight and traceable, the tannins are soft on the palate and tight until the finish. The aromas are floral and subtle, they evoke anise, bergamot, wild thyme.

This was one of the driest years of the latest decades. The first months of the year were variable with some rains only at the end of February and March. Then, some late frosts occurred, but from May onwards rainfalls were very low. Chianti areas registered only few storms in late spring. Apart from these low rainfalls, temperatures too were always above the seasonal average and, in some periods, especially in July and August, reached high heat spikes. Only the first days of September some rains occurred, not generous, but sufficient to stop that heat that has been straining vines and grapes since long time. These late rains were still useful to complete the grape ripening process in the best possible way.

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Colour: purple red with brilliant reflections.
Nose: the first nose is powerful and serious with notes of cocoa and ripe black fruit then it opens up showing more subtle and powdery aromas of spices and noble plants, black olives, sage and bay leaf. The nose is deep and charming.
Taste: the palate is smooth and powerful. Graphite and hot stones flavors emerging from the rich tannic frame. Slightly sweet notes from the ageing are discreet and noticeable. It is a powerful wine whose finish recalls the spice notes of the nose, tonka beans and the cooking juices of the red meat.

The 2016 vintage profile was standard, without any health problems in vineyards. The only noteworthy event was the low rainfalls registered at the end of July when veraison was going on, but the water stress was overcome by rainfalls at the end of August and beginning of September. The balance was also supported by the heat regularity without extreme spikes in the last month, and this helped grapes ripening with no overripe fruit. The excellent summer saw low rainfalls and high temperatures in July and August, but above all the significant gap between day and night temperature allowed to expect wines of high levels of aromatic profiles and excellent acidity.

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