- Red Still, Dry
- Vino di Anna
- Italy, Vino (IT)
- Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
- 770 UAH
The grapes for “Jeudi 15” come from a beautiful, two hectare property, located in the contrada Monte LaGuardia, at 800 metres altitude, on the northern slopes of Mt Etna. 90 year alberello (bush) vines of Nerello Mascalese were hand harvested around the middle of October, along with a small percentage (less than 5%) of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante (Grenache).
70% of the grapes were de-stemmed by hand into an open, old oak fermenter (30hL). The rest of the grapes were added as whole bunches. Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts. The fermenting must was in contact with the skins for 15 days during which time it was foot trodden several times.
The fermenting must was then transferred to a stainless steel tank where it underwent malolactic fermentation spontaneously. After 6 months on fine lees it was transferred to a 20hl old oak cask for another 6 months, before bottling in December 2018 without fining or filtration.
Deep crimson in colour, this wine has juicy red fruit aromas (cherries, strawberries) coupled with floral notes. Medium bodied, it has vibrant red fruit flavours, coupled with liquorice and spice. The acidity is firm, the tannins fine and dusty and the finish long.
Why is this cuvee called “Jeudi 15”? In memory of the harvest date, the first year we made this wine – Thursday 15th October 2009
Jokingly they say that I am brand ambassador of Vino di Anna. It all boils down to my love for their wines. And how I force people to drink them.
2020-09-27 - 8.00
Intense and deeps nose. Herbs, sour cherry, cranberry, hints of tobacco. Well balanced, tannic wine with long aftertaste. Flavours of tobacco and cherry. I like the parity of fruitiness and minerality in this wine. Sun, ripe fruits and the land in a glass. Very tasty.
2020-10-16 - 8.00
I just love this wine. Consistently good. It is moderately sophisticated with friendly bouquet. Herbs, sour cherry, and hints of tobacco. Flavourful, well balanced and tannic. Great middle ground between fruitiness and minerality. Great QPR.