Controlled, Guaranteed Denomination of Origin
The “Susino” selection, coming from ‚ÄúVigna Grande‚ÄĚ vineyard
and used since the late 1980s for our wines, is vinified and
bottled on its own for a total of 1800 bottles in the 2015
vintage. It differs from its brother “Costa Grande” , similar in
vigor and the bold red fruits surrounding the mouth, for the
complexities and strong fragrances that it gives us on the nose.
We can say that, with its style, our Susino is a “return” to the
historical Boscarelli wines of the 70s-80s.
Deep red soils, rich in iron, mainly clayey. It has good thermal
ventilation; it is located in a sheltered coast which on average can
bring a slight advance of ripening, even if exposed to the northwest,
thanks to the nearby lakes.
Composed of 100% Sangiovese grapes. This part of the vineyard,
aged 20 years, is for 80% a biotype selection of the Nocio vineyard
and for 20% clonal selection. The planting density is about 6000
plants per hectare.
The grapes, harvested manually and transported in crates to the
cellar, after destemming and soft pressing, are left to ferment in oak
vats filled to no more than two thirds of their capacity. Fermentation,
carried out with indigenous yeasts, lasts about a week at
controlled temperatures of 28 to 30 degrees. Manual pumping over
and punching down of the hat are carried out. Maceration continues,
if necessary, for another 5/8 days after fermentation.
The Vino Nobile “Susino” is aged for the first 24 months in large
oak barrels and tonneaux (second or third passage wood) and for 12
months in the bottle.
Since this is the 2015 vintage, the wine is ready to drink and well
balanced now. The optimal maturity and the peak of expressiveness
are however reached around the eighth year after the harvest. This
wine has the ability to age without problems, maintaining its freshness,
for at least two decades.
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