Wine Details

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT

This IGT wine is a fruity, spicy blend of a traditional Veronese variety, Corvina, and international grapes, Merlot and Syrah. The Pràgal opens with an enchanting bouquet of red fruit preserves, dried roses and black cherries alternating with subtler tones of dark spice, tobacco and black pepper. The addition of partially dried grapes (Corvina) lends soft tannins balanced with bright acidity; this wine charms with great structure and persistence.

Region:

Producer:

Tenuta Santa Maria

Varietal:

Corvina Veronese, Merlot and Syrah

Vineyard:

Localita Novare in Negrar (Verona) and Illasi Valley (16km east of Verona)

Yield:

10,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Corvina undergoes maceration and six months refinement in oak casks (some also in barriques) for malolactic fermentation. After approx. 6-7 months, Corvina is blended with Merlot/Syrah base, followed by additional bottle aging

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

28 years

pH level:

3.38

Acidity:

5.28 g/l

Production:

60,000-100,000 bottles

Soil:

Primarily clay with deeper calcareous layers

Training:

Corvina - Pergoletta; Merlot and Syrah - Cordon-trained

Average altitude:

50 - 200 meters above sea level

Vinification:

Merlot and Syrah undergo cold maceration and temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Corvina undergoes a partial "appassimento" in temperature and humidity controlled dying room until grapes reach desired sugar content (usually November, depending on the vintage). Fermentation is followed by approx. 20 -30 days maceration depending on grape charachteristics

Harvest:

Merlot and Syrah - 2nd half of Sept.; Corvina - 1st week of Oct.

Recent press reviews

92

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT 2019

James Suckling (92)- "Aromas of redcurrants with nutty oak, floral and mineral notes, following through to a medium-bodied palate where it all blends in nicely, giving a good bead of fruit and lightly firm, fine-grained tannins. Nicely structured and layered. Long, fresh fruit and mineral finish. Enjoy now."

98

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT 2018

Italian Wine Guy (98)- "Spicy and rich in the sensory profile, it shows hints of red plums, burnt orange peel and dried marjoram. Good body, complex structure and a crunchy finish. Drink now."

93

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT 2018

James Suckling (93)- "A fresh, fruity wine on the nose with plum and violet aromas that follow through to a medium body, firm, silky tannins and a racy, refined finish. Savory. Corvina, merlot and syrah. Attractive, but needs a year or two to soften."