Nautilus Single Barrel Select Toscana IGT 2016
Varietal: Syrah 30%, Merlot 30%, Sangiovese 25%, Cabernet Franc 15%
Composed of the best barrel of each variety to express the maximum potential of the estate. The 2013 vintage is made of 25% Sangiovese, 30% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 12 months in fine-grained French oak barrique with different characteristics to assure complexity and richness, 2 months in steel then 12 months in bottle
In glass: deep ruby-red
On the nose: very complex and intense, expressing notes of black berries and cherries, together with delicate notes of sweet oak combined with sensations of tobacco and peat.
In the mouth: Firm body, enveloping flavour and ripe expression. Balanced fruit and minerality. Blackcurrant and cherry interact with graphite, and are expanded by the sapidity which gives also a long finish, with a clear note of toasted almonds and very smooth tannins.