Pepita Toscana Rosso IGT 2016
- VarietalMerlot, Alicante,
"A very deep, dark-fruited nose with elderberries, cassis, blackberry pie and vanilla. The overt fruitiness is held together by quite a suave conjunction of chewy tannins, and the undertones of undergrowth are really juicy and mouthwatering"
Producer: Claudia Ferrero
The Ferrero Estate is located at the Podere Pascena about halfway between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Sant’Angelo Scalo, two small villages on the southern slopes of Montalcino. The heart of the estate is a traditional stone – a farmhouse built in 1900 and restored in the 80s. The upper floor is used for living, whilst the ground floor is part of the winery, together with the farm outhouses that were recently transformed into vinification and aging cellars.
The vineyard covers 3 hectares and is located at about 250 meters above sea level. The whole operation is run by Claudia Ferrero, who was born in Piedmont, and her husband Pablo Harri, who has been an esteemed winemaker in Montalcino since the early 80s. He acts as a cellar worker and a Sunday tractor driver.