San Martino

Toscana I.G.T.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese

WINE-MAKING METHOD: Fermentation with intensive maceration for 18-20 days and temperature control at 26-28°C.

AGEING: Small French oak barrels from Allier, Nevers and Vosges. After a period of 12 months in barriques, ageing continues in 30 Hl larger oak casks for additional 10-12 months. Conservation in stainless steel containers until bottling.

AGEING IN BOTTLE: minimum 12 months.

TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby red color. The bouquet strikes immediately with its complex flavor which combines wild fruits and herbs, cloves, and hints of wood and vanilla. It delights the taste buds with its full-bodied and enjoyably tannic aftertaste.

FOOD PAIRING: Excellent with fresh-made pasta with sauce, roast meats, game, lamb, and strong cheeses.


The Tuscan wine tradition

Villa Torrigiani is a national monument of cultural heritage that boasts an ancient history.

The area where it is located, on the hills of Florence, derives its name from “San Martino”, the Saint protector of agriculture, and from “Palma” (olive tree), a symbol that the crusaders brought back from the Holy Land as proof of their trip. Since the 16th century, the property was organized in 22 small farm units (“podere”), each managed by farmer families (“coloni”), most of which still have descendants living in San Martino alla Palma.

The estate belonged to the Torrigiani family for over 400 years, until the Zingone family acquired it in the 1960s.

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