Notes from Rocco, the winemaker: “I Toscani” is the first wine of our estate. It was born as a tribute to a great man who loved sharing, happiness and good wine: my grandfather Fedele. He was a bright man who loved to be in good company but also taught us that good results derive from hard work and constant research. During the 40’s, Fedele was working as a photographer for the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” and realized the logo of “Rotofoto” - the first Italian image bank - which served as an inspiration for the label. Grapes used are Syrah and Teroldego. These grapes even being distant relatives are capable of expressing different and unique features. In order to provide further freshness, these grapes are fermented together with a small percentage of Petit Manseng and Greco grapes. In so doing, we have obtained a perfectly balanced wine with scents of intense black fruit derived from Teroldego and sweet spices from the Syrah.
We adore Rocco's work on this delicious cuvee. It's serving up gorgeous aromas of spice box, cedar, black cherry, smoke, herbs, dark plums, bramble and a hint of bitter almond. On the palate, there's blackcurrant, blueberry, blackberry, overripe strawberries, black cherry, smoke and again a hint of the bitter almond.