PLIOCENE

PLIOCENE

I.G.T. TOSCANA

Pliocene represents the emblem of Tenuta Larnianone viticulture and it is an expression of a specific terroir of the estate, rich in marine shell fossils from the Pliocene era which dates back to 5,3 million years. The testimonies of this particular geological era consist of prehistoric seashells and fossilized exoskeletons which increases the concentration of sodium carbonate of therefore the quantity of the calcareous level of the soil, helping to retain moisture during the dry season while adding minerality and verticality to the wines. These soils were submerged by the Mediterranean Sea and have collected the secrets of millions of years ago, delivering power and finesse at the same time. Annual production is around 2000 bottles and 100 magnums and the use of the blend of grapes change in according to the qualitative level they reach in the vintage

  • Grapes:  45% Cabernet Sauvignon 45%Merlot 10% Sangiovese
  • Vineyard density: 4800 plants per hectare
  • Ageing : 20 months in french barrels, 50% new, 8 months in the bottle
  • Plantation year:  1999
  • Training system: spur–pruned cordon
  • Altitude: 290 mts
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