The 2015 Tignanello isaveryintense rubyred in color. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassisand blackberries,are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich,ample, and vibrantand is endowed with livelyand silkytannins which give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste.
During the fermentation in conical fermentation tanks, the must was macerated on the grape skins with extreme care and attention to the freshness of the aromas, the extraction of color,and a management of the tanninsaimed at supplenessand elegance. The running of the wine off its skins took place only after careful dailytastings. Once the wine was separated from its skins, it went into oak barrels fora malolactic fermentation which further elevated the finesse and the complexity of the aromas. The aging process then began, fourteen to sixteen months in French and Hungarian oak barrels, some new and othersalready used once previously. The various lots, fermented and aged variety byvariety, were then blended togetherafew months before being bottled.