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Governato Toscana Igt is a red wine produced using carefully selected grapes manually harvested and dried under constant supervision and through a practice consisting of a slow refermentation of the wine just drawn off along with slightly dried grapes. This technique, called “governo” according to the Tuscan tradition, dates back to about 1800 and it consists of drying the best grapes on special supports. Subsequently, after pressing, these grapes are used to activate a second fermentation of the original must. This precious blend is then moved to a quiet rest in various containers according to the ancient Etruscan tradition. The production of Governato, starting from the appassimento process, is developed in close cooperation with the Oenology University “Tuscia” of Viterbo, highly renowned in Italy for its advanced grape drying technique know-how.
Governato has an intense ruby red color, a pleasantly fruity aroma with hints of Morello cherry, wild berry jams and flowers. It is soft and pleasant to the palate with balanced and well-integrated tannins. It is a wine featuring truly unique organoleptic characteristics thanks to its softness, a pleasant contrast between freshness and natural sweetness and the unexpected full-aged flavor that are peculiar characteristics of “governo” according to the Tuscan tradition.
Suitable for first courses and various meats serve at 16-18 °C. It is perfect to accompany red and game meats and ideal in combination with aged cheeses.

Wine data sheet

90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino

Production area
Vinci, Florence

100 m a.s.l.

Type of soil
Hill soil, loose and deep, rich in marine fossils and rock fragments. Marl and sandstone, comprising clay and sand schists.

14.5 % vol.

Fermentazione alcolica per 10-12 giorni a temperatura di 20-24°C con tecniche di rimontaggio e delestage, successiva macerazione per 15 giorni a 28°C in acciaio. Successiva fermentazione malolattica e travaso. Da qui nasce il vino "nuovo" pronto per essere "governato". Una parte di uva selezionata e raccolta manualmente in cassette viene fatte appassire appendendo i grappoli a delle catenelle per circa 30 giorni. Dopodiché viene diraspata e introdotta nel "vino nuovo" già fermentato procedendo ad una seconda e lenta rifermentazione a temperatura controllata. Questa procedura, detta "governo all'uso toscano", risale al 1800 circa e si traduce con l'appassimento, su appositi supporti, di parte delle uve migliori che successivamente vengono utilizzate per attivare una seconda fermentazione del mosto originale.

Some matures in large barrels for about 6 months, a part matures in steel with micro-oxygenation and a small part matures in terracotta.

Tasting notes
Deep ruby red in colour, the opening notes are of sweet fruit, cherry and marasca cherry, fruits of the forest jam and floral hints. It is soft and fresh on the palate, with a natural sweetness and maturity that are the specific qualities of the Governo Toscano technique used to make it.

Food pairings
Game, red wine risotto, baked pasta dishes with meat-based sauces.

0,75 l

Awards and recognitions

Usa Wine Ratings 2021

88 points/Silver Medal

Governato 2019

Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2020

97 punti

Governato 2019

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

90 punti - Silver Medal

Governato 2019

Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2019

97 punti

Governato 2017

International Wine Challenge 2019

Silver Medal

Governato 2017

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Silver Medal

Governato 2017

Japan Wine Challenge 2019

Bronze Medal

Governato 2017

Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2018

96 punti

Governato 2016

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Gallery Governato

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