2016 Tenuta Lenzini Il SalvataggioMerlot from Italy
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Producer: "“Il Salvataggio” means ‘The Rescue’ so for every bottle sold a donation will be made to Best Friends Animal Society. Their mission is to bring about a time when the...
"“Il Salvataggio” means ‘The Rescue’ so for every bottle sold a donation will be made to Best Friends Animal Society. Their mission is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. They believe that by working together we can Save Them All. So Communal is proud to do a small part to help achieve that goal.
Tenuta Lenzini owns 24 stunning ha in total, perched in the hills above Lucca in the town of Gragnano. 13 ha of vines and 4 ha of olives. The property was established in the 16th Century, and a history of French varieties planted in the area answers the questions: WHY MERLOT??? Interestingly, Napolean Bonaparte’s sister, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, lived near the Lenzini farm. In his reign, Napolean had gifted Elisa two municipalities, Lucca and Piombino, so this is where she lived and ruled. Consequently, she planted vines in 1800, specifically, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. With this much history, it is fair to say that they qualify as indigenous to the areas. Franco Lenzini, Benedetta’s granddaughter, was inspired by the place, resurrected the property and developed it to its full, glorious potential. Now at the helm are Benedetta and her husband Michele, working tirelessly to produce expressive wines where human intervention is as non-existent as possible. In 2007, they converted to strictly organic and biodynamic practices, fulfilling their aspiration to maintain a lifestyle that respects the planet and maintains vitality in their soil. Their efforts focus to preserve the authenticity of the land and the grapes that grow on it. For Michele and Benedetta, it is spiritual——what they refer to as emotional oenology." - Importer
"Certified organic and practicing biodynamic with intense passion. Hand harvest into small plastic bins. Foot crushing of whole berries. Spontaneous fermentation of free run juice only, in a mix of cement vats and stainless steel for approximately 20 days. Daily gentle pump overs to wet the cap, encourage moderate extraction and to reduce the temperature. After MLF completes, the wine is racked into stainless steel. At this point, the first SO2 addition is made to prevent bacterial spoilage. The wine remains in tank for 2 years where it stabilizes naturally. SO2 is added prior to bottling without filtration or stabilization." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Other Italian Red Wine|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|