Il Borro Polissena Toscana IGT Rosso 2013
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 92] [JS 92]
Regular price $80.00 Sale price $69.99 Save $10.01
About the winery:
Winery owner Salvatore Ferragamo, heir of the storied Ferragamo fashion empire, replanted the family's Il Borro vineyard in 1999 and has been releasing Tuscan wines ever since. The winery has been certified organic since 2015.Notes from the Winemaker:
Polissena is an act of love, an homage to Tuscany, and to one of its typical grape varieties: Sangiovese. The grape has a strong backbone but is refined and balanced. It is captivating but modest and never invasive.
The vineyard from which this wine is produced, Politi, has a density of 4.500 plants per hectare. It is the highest vineyard in the “Il Borro” Estate at approximately 350 metres above sea level. The soil is Schistose which drains very well. At the end of August the plants are pruned leaving around 1 kg of grapes on each vine. The yield per hectare is 4,500 kg, equivalent to around 3,000 litres of wine. The grapes are harvested, de-stemmed and sorted by hand and then pressed and gravity-fed into vinification tanks.
Ratings & Reviews
"A bright beam of cherry runs through this elegant red. Leather, licorice and tobacco notes add interest as this builds to a lingering aftertaste. Balanced, with sweet, ripe fruit, as well as a savory element. Drink now through 2027. 1,500 cases made." – BS (Oct 2017)
92 Points - James Suckling:
"Alluring berry and dried meat character with hints of cedar. Full body, spicy and earth. Decadent finish. Velvety texture. Drink or hold." (Apr 2017)