GORGONA ROSSO 2015
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GORGONA ROSSO 2015

Year
2015
Blend
Sangiovese and Vermentino Nero in small parts
Alcohol-abv
13,5 %
Bottle Size
0.75 L
Contains sulfites
Yes
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From the island of Gorgona, the smallest island of the Tuscan archipelago located 20 miles west of Livorno, comes this blend of Sangiovese with a small percentage of Black Vermentino, a variety that has taken particularly well to the island. “Gorgona Rosso” is a wine born from the collaboration of Frescobaldi and the island’s penitentiary. The Frescobaldi agronomists and oenologists have worked together with island’s inmates and taught them important skills that can be used at the end of their detention for an easier reintegration into society. The Gorgona Rosso wine comes from a small lot of a one hectare vineyard located in the only area sheltered from strong sea winds, in the middle of an amphitheater that overlooks the sea. The vineyard is managed by the inmates using organic farming techniques.

Hailing from a natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea, Gorgona Rosso expresses a wide range of traits that make this a unique wine. Intensely ruby red with highlights that tend towards garnet, the wine is rich in the aromas of small underwood fruits that alternate structured toasted scents with sweet spices in a perfect harmony that is firm but never excessive. In the mouth, the good acidity sets up the elegant
and well-structured tannins that make this wine well-rounded and pleasant while surprising with occasional sharper jabs, fruit of a contemplative wine in constant evolution.