CARTACANTA Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

New Release

RELEASE LOCATION:Consignment
VINTAGE:2012
WINERY:BASILE Az Agr Biologica
COUNTRY:Italy
REGION:Tuscany
DISTRICT:Maremma
VARIETAL:Sangiovese blend
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE:14.0%
RETAIL PRICE:$23.95
Stock Status: Coming Soon

Per Case / Size: 750mLml

Intro: Giovan Battista Basile purchased this land in 1999, involving his family in the endeavor as well. The property is located in Maremma, Tuscany, in the Municipality of Cinigiano and had been left in a state of abandon for 30 years. Giovan Battista has always diligently attended to all of the agricultural and oenological activities with the help of Maurizio Saettini, a young and active winemaker. Giovan Battista’s wife Ilaria, together with their young sons Antonio and Federico, is in charge of welcoming guests as well as of organizing the wine tasting events. he lands extend for approximately 34 hectares. They are mostly exposed towards South-West, in an ideal position for sun radiation permitting the vineyards to be caressed by the sun all day long. The altitude varies in height between 380 and 330 meters. The soil has a prevalently calcareous composition; characteristic of this territory is the so-called galestro, a rock that crumbles in time because of bad weather, thus creating an ideal environment for the vines. In summer, the temperature rarely exceeds 30°Celsius, thus ensuring a dry climate thanks also to the constant ventilation of the land.

Description: Soil: altitude 350 meters; exposure South West; mostly calcareous.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 90% Merlot 10% and Ciliegiolo 10%. Organic grapes.
Planting density: 4600 plants per hectare.
Kg of grape per plant: 1,5 kg.
Harvesting method: manually in crates of 18 kg with transferring and transformation within 60 minutes of the harvest.

Vinification: Fermentation: in stainless steel of superior quality AISI 316, at controlled temperature of 28° C max.
Aging period: 12 months in French oak Tonneaux. Then 18 months in the bottle.
Alcohol: 14.5° vol
Filtration: None. To preserve wine integrity.


Food Pairings: Perfect with red meat and with game. Ideal also with mature cheese.

Drink: 18°C, if possible in decanter.

Review: This wine was served at the MONTREAL SUMMITin 2017 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barrack Obama!