Wine Details

La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT

Prugnolo Gentile is a Sangiovese clone from the Montepulciano, receiving particular attention from Giorgio Rivetti at La Spinetta estate in Tuscany. The wine opens with raw, genuine aromas of black fruit, spice, liquorice and menthol, offering heft and power, but also good acidity and ripe silky tannins. Pretty and elegant in the mouth, the Gentile presents an authentic taste of Tuscany.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Tuscany

Varietal:

100% Prugnolo Gentile

Vineyard:

60% Casanova, Terriciola, 40% Sezzana, Casciana Terme, Tuscany, south exposure

Yield:

3,000 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in medium toasted French oak for 24 months

Alcohol content:

14%

Age of vines:

9 years

pH level:

3.5

Acidity:

6g/L

Production:

15,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous, containing ocean sediments

Training:

Cordone Speronato

Average altitude:

250 m (820 FT) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation for 10-11 days in roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak

Harvest:

Middle of September

First vintage:

2005

Cellar:

La Spinetta Casanova, Tuscany

Bottling:

Transfer to stainless steel vats for 10 months before bottling, aging in bottle for 6 months, no filtration or clarifying

Release:

April, 3.5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

91

La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT 2015

Falstaff Magazine (91)- "Open and fragrant nose of fresh roses, rich raspberries and sugared strawberries. Very fine-footed on the palate, delicate, pleasant drinking flow, compact fruit, has fine red berry notes on the finish."

91

La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT 2013

Wine Advocate (91)- "Prugnolo Gentile is a clone of Sangiovese that comes from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation. Giorgio Rivetti is doing a lot of work with this clone at his Tuscan property near Pisa. The 2013 Il Gentile di Casanova opens to a dark color with red cooper highlights. The aromas are raw and genuine with black fruit, spice and rusty nail. The wine offers heft and power, although it does loosen up to show pretty elegance and silkiness in terms of mouthfeel. If you are hankering for an authenthic taste of Tucany, this wine will do."

91

La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova Toscana IGT 2008

Wine Spectator (91)- "Resembles a Brunello, showing menthol, wild rosemary, eucalyptus and juniper aromas and flavors surrounding the core of cherry fruit. Still firm and unyielding, with a mix of bitterness and sweet fruit. Fine length. Sangiovese. Best from 2016 through 2025. 1,000 cases made."