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Toscana Rosso IGT
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
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.
Alcoholic fermentation for 10-12 days at a temperature of 20-24°C using Delestage and racking techniques, followed by maceration fin steel for 15 days at 28°C. Subsequent malolactic fermentation and racking. This is where the “new” wine is created, ready to be “governed”.
Part of the grapes selected and collected by hand and placed in crates is left to dry out, handing the bunches of grapes onto chains for about 30 days. The grapes are then destemmed and added to the already fermented “new wine”, proceeding with a second, slow refermentation at a controlled temperature.
This procedure, called “governo all’uso toscano”, dates back to the 1800s and comprises the drying out of a part of the best grapes on specific supports, which are then used to activate a second fermentation of the original must.
Some matures in large barrels for about 6 months, a part matures in steel with micro-oxygenation and a small part matures in terracotta.
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.
Game, red wine risotto, baked pasta dishes with meat-based sauces.
Awards and recognitions
Usa Wine Ratings 2021
88 points/Silver Medal
Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2020
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
90 punti - Silver Medal
Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2019
International Wine Challenge 2019
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Japan Wine Challenge 2019
Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2018
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