La Spinetta (Rivetti) Sezzana Riserva Toscana IGT 2006

La Spinetta (Rivetti) Sezzana Riserva Toscana IGT 2006

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We first made this wine in the 2001 vintage; this release is our 6th year of production. Each vintage we produce about 6,000 bottles from a single two-hectare site. The vineyard itself is located at about 200 meters above sea level, with calcareous, sandy, and volcanic soils. Sezzana is defined by its characteristics of amarena cherry, pine resin, menthol, and spices, with fruity, floral notes on the palate and a very long finish.

Press Notes:

94 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate: “The 2006 Sezzana is a twin of the Sassontino, but not an identical one. Although the grape used is the same (100% Sangiovese from 45-year-old vines), this vineyard site sees heavier soils with gravel and bigger stones. The two vineyard sites, Sezzana and Sassontino, are located six kilometers apart. This wine shows more muscle power and perhaps more longevity. It is structured and determined with firm character and a lot of fruit substance and fiber at its core.”