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Pietraregia Morellino Riserva is a smooth, stylish wine that was launched with the 2006 harvest. Multi-layered, complex, and firmly structured, it has proved impressive for its overall elegance and for its seductive character, qualities classic to the great red wines produced in the Maremma.

VINTAGE REPORT   The 2010 harvest on the Frescobaldi wine estates concluded on October 20.The overall balance sheet was notably positive, particularly as regards the outstanding quality level of the fruit harvested.It promises to be an extraordinary vintage, one that will yield solidly-structured wines with exemplary balance and vibrant acidities. Spring 2010 was marked by frequent rainstorms, which made life difficult for the viticulturalists with regard to vineyard operations and anti -fungal efforts, but the rain also had the benefit of build-ing up groundwater reserves. The summer months experienced a rather even alternation of decent rains and sunny days. September brought ideal conditions, with cool nights and warm, sunny days right through to the end of the harvest. The upshot was that the vines performed splendidly, and the fruit arrived in the cellar with optimal ripeness levels. The crisp, cool nights and warm, sunny days that followed each other in September ensured that these grape varieties were able to achieve full ripeness and to produce wines of significant quality.

GRAPE VARIETY   Sangiovese 85%, Ciliegiolo 10%, Syrah 5%

TASTING NOTES   Pietraregia 2010 is a clear ruby red colour with purplish highlights. Ripe plum is prevalent on the nose with hints of black currant and cherry, and a floral bouquet dominated by violet. Spicy notes of cloves and black pepper and at the finish toasted almond. On the palate the dense tannin structure is balanced with full bodied warmth. Tasted by Sergio di Loreto - April 2013

SERVING SUGGESTIONS Meat stews, particularly of rabbit and chicken, as well as with medium-aged cheeses.
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