Aleatico Sovana DOC Superiore Fattoria Aldobrandesca, Tasting notes:
Aleatico is a bright wine that is ruby red in color. The nose is impressively delicate with notes of wild roses that merge with fruity aromas of cherries and plums. The palate is remarkable for its unique balance between sweetness and freshness, the finish is dominated by typical varietal notes of roses.
Aleatico Sovana DOC Superiore Fattoria Aldobrandesca, Vinification:
During harvesting operations, the grapes were divided into two parts: one part was immediately fermented while the other was left to desiccate in well ventilated drying rooms for approximately one month in order to increase aromatic concentration levels and enhance structure. Both lots underwent the same fermentation process. After a gentle crushing, the must was transferred into stainless steel tanks where maceration on the skins lasted for approximately one week to extract aromatic compounds and its characteristic color. Fermentation was conducted at a controlled temperature that did not exceed 20 °C (68 °F) and was halted by rapidly lowering the temperature once optimal sugar concentration levels were reached. The wine was aged at a controlled low temperature until bottling.
The Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate is located in the southern part of Tuscan Maremma, in the center of what is known as “the Etruscan Tuff zone”.Maremma is often associated with its coastline, flat lands, pine tree forests, horses and local cowboys called “butteri”. The Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate is in rural Maremma located inland in an area known as the Tuff Area. Ancient civilizations built fascinating medieval fortresses and settlements on steep tuff bluffs that today are open-air museums. Small characteristic towns carved out of tuff stone in this area are Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana.The vineyards rise on the slopes of a spur of tuff where the hilltop town of Sovana is located, surrounded by a beautiful landscape of incredible natural beauty, rich in architectural heritage