Wine Volpaia, "Balifico", Toscana IGT, 1999
The wine is bright red with dark purple hues.
The taste of wine is rich and powerful, smooth and rounded, with excellent structure and good tannins, long finish with notes of red fruits.
Wine with rich and generous aroma, notes of cherry and cassis infused with hints of rosemary and spices.
The wine will be the perfect pair to sausages, poultry, red meat and mature cheeses.
Wine Volpaia Balifico Toscana IGT 2008 is made from a blend of grape varieties Sangiovese and Cabernet harvested from vineyards called Balifiko growing on sandy soils rich in limestone at an altitude of 440 meters above sea level. The grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes. Yeast fermented for 14 days at a controlled temperature, with stirring everyday twice a day for a better quality of wine. In late winter, the wine moved in oak barrels Allier, which was maintained for 18 months. 2008 was a cold year with low temperatures and abundant rainfall, which led to slower growth of grapes. Very hot summer rain gave a high alcohol content, but beautiful September and October allowed the grapes to ripen fully and gain sweetness and flavor. This year's harvest was going later than usual.
Volpaya Castle (Castello di Volpaia) was built in the eleventh century, far from strengthening in order to create on the border of Florence and Siena. At present, there remain only two of the six ancient towers and part of the original defensive walls surrounding the castle. And yet, the location of buildings in the village of Volpaia and their walls are perfectly preserved virtually intact. In addition, Volpaia - it is also the name of the famous family. Lorenzo and Benvenuto della Volpaia became famous during the Renaissance, when the inventors of different mechanisms, one of them was a friend of Leonardo da Vinci. Inventions two brothers are now known to science museums in Florence, Chicago and Greenwich. In addition to wine, the farm has been Volpayya still producing olive oil, honey and vinegar.