Il Taglio means ‘the cut’ or ‘the blend’ in Italian. For this wine we wanted to showcase the best of our Mediterranean varieties, ‘those which have made the cut’. Our 2013 “taglio” is a blend of Shiraz (36%), Nebbiolo (34%), Grenache (14%) Barbera (6%) Sangiovese (6%) and Mourvedre (3%). Each parcel was kept separate, in a mix of old and new oak, until the final moments when meticulous blending sessions were carried out to ensure just the right proportion of each was used to make the best wine possible.
Sangiovese is the grape variety that makes up the major part of the red wines of Tuscany including Chianti and the very famous Brunello di Montalcino. While young it is packed with fresh cherries and spice notes and is known for its distinct tannins. Our 2015 Sangiovese was made aged in oak barrels for 12 months to develop complexity and structure.