ROSSO IGT ‘PIANTATA’ WINE FROM UMBRIA
(Rosso IGT “Piantata” from San Biagio della Valle, Perugia)
Piantata is a wine of a small production from the heart of Italy, Umbria. Most of all the greatest red Italian wines are Sangiovese. Its name derives from “sanguis Jovis” meaning blood of Jupiter.
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
First of all, Rosso IGT “Piantata” is a full-body wine so its colour is dark ruby red, with purple shades. As an exciting and complex wine, with a good structure, balance and consistency, Rosso IGT “Piantata” presents sweet notes, such as berries and cherry jam, and fresh and floral notes, such as broom and geranium. The texture in the mouth is velvety and soft. The taste remembers above skin leather, in addition to the fruity and floral notes of the nose. A sour nuance vibrates in the final, as a sign of its young age, which will disappear in a couple of years.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Soft Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
With its elegance and freshness, Rosso IGT “Piantata” is extremely food-friendly and works in situations that can otherwise be difficult, such as dishes containing fresh tomatoes or tomato sauces. White beans, mushrooms, and grilled red meat are also excellent partners with Rosso IGT “Piantata” but it achieves a better match with pasta dishes.
ABOUT CANTINA CENCI
The Cenci family has been working for over four generations and producing their wines respecting the characteristics of tradition and locality. Their lands have an ancient history as they belonged to the monks of the Olivetan Monastery of Monte Porcino, who in 1400 already produced grapes. Currently, the owner, as well as the oenologist, is Giovanni Cenci who is carrying out the production at the highest quality levels after a major renovation in 2012. Organic farming.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 20 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time oak barrels. After filtering operations the wine goes directly in new oak barrels, where, in conclusion, matures for twelve months. The finishing in barrels is decisive to makes the tannins softer and wine-body more elegant.
In addition to the finishing step, Rosso IGT “Piantata” “sleeps” six months more in the bottle before being put on the market.
HARVEST: from September 20th to 30th
VINEYARD: Approximately one hectare 3.20×0.90 m planting (planted 1999) Exposure: north-south.
SOIL: Clayey, silty, calcareous with remarkable presence of travertine
Rosso IGT “Piantata” – More Details
ABV: 14% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 1.300