Producer: Drei Donà
"The Drei Donà estate is located in the ancient Romagnan hills between the towns of Forlì, Castrocaro, and Predappio.
The property has been in the hands of the Drei Donà family since the last century, and although it has always been dedicated to producing Sangiovese grapes, it has undergone a radical transformation under the present owner, Count Claudio Drei Donà.
After acquiring a law degree and working in the insurance industry, Count Drei Donà together with his son Enrico, has dedicated his efforts solely to the property, decisively guiding its activities towards increasingly high objectives.
Most of the 23 hectares of vineyards are planted with Sangiovese grapes, which were indigenous to the property. These old vines have been studied, selected, and propagated to maintain La Palazza’s original clones."
Tasting Notes: This wine is a blend of 55% Sangiovese, 30% Uva Longanesi, and 15% Cabernet Franc which underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel then was aged 24-28 months in 70% new French oak barriques. The light to the medium nose was lifted with black red fruit, giving the impression of concentration and weight. In the mouth, this medium-bodied wine had a lightness from maturity and expansive flavors in the mouth. The initial strawberry flavors turned towards firm black fruit, in the end, were maturing, cedar box and coffee flavors came out. There were drying, wood box tannins, and some noticeable acidity. The dark fruit and ample, integrated structure will allow for a long age.
Grape Variety: 55% Sangiovese, 30% Negretto Longanesi, 15% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol percentage: 14.5%