Donna Olimpia Rosso 2013
BOTTLES AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY AT VINTAGES (LCBO)
The wine is produced from estate grown grapes of the vineyards of
Donna Olimpia 1898, situated in Bolgheri (Livorno) along Tuscany’s
Central Coast. The soils are formed by sand and silt originated from
continental, eolic and colluvial floods.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc.
YIELD PER HECTARE
Approx. 8.000 kg of grapes.
YIELD OF WINE FROM GRAPES
Approx. 70%, for a yield of 60 hectolitres per hectare.
Harvest takes place from September to October. Grapes are picked at complete
ripeness and bunches carefully sorted and moved without delay to the cellar
WINE MAKING AND AGEING
The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at
controlled temperature, to allow long times of contact of the must
with the skins. Malolactic fermentation occurs immediately
after the alcoholic fermentation. Maturation is carried out for 12-14
months in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% one year old,
followed by 6 months of bottle ageing.
Ruby red, very deep colour with purple hues. On the nose, ample and clean,
with vibrant notes of cinnamon, blackberry, blueberry, pepperoni,
chocolate and liquorice.
It is well-structured, soft and very harmonious. Sweet tannins
and lingering jammy fruits round up the finish.
ORIGIN OF THE NAME
The name Donna Olimpia 1898, was given in 1898 to the estate in honour
of Gherardo della Gherardesca’s wife Olimpia Alliata of Biserno to
commemorate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.