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Toscana IGT "Balifico" 2017
Castello di Volpaia
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Year: 2017

The vintage began with a hot and then very rainy spring until mid-June, followed by a hot and dry summer with high water stress on the vines. A heavy rainfall in mid-September, followed by a drop in temperature, allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly.

color:intense ruby ​​red, with dark purple reflections.
perfume:fine and elegant with notes of blackberry and blueberry combined with hints of cinnamon and woody.
taste:soft, round with good structure. Very persistent aftertaste of red fruit.
luca Maroni
95 points
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Shortly after its release in 1985, Balifico was awarded the label Supertuscan.
Balifico wine is named after the renowned Volpaia’s vineyard on which its grapes are grown
Orientation of the vineyard
Orientation: South-Southwest
Altitude: 1,417-1,607 FASL
Size of the vines
Area: 8.95 ac
Density: 2,200 vines/ac
Vines and occupied area
65% Sangiovese
35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type of attachment of the vine
Vineyard's attaching: Guyot
Soil type by vine
Ground: Sandstone
History of wine

Balifico, mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon for Volpaia’s Supertuscan.
The first Supertuscans were created in the 1970s by Chianti Classico producers who rejected a restrictive government regulation that dictated which grapes were required to go into wines labeled as from the region.
As such, to identify those with superior quality, the international press informally introduced the term: Supertuscan. Nevertheless these high quality wines were soon acclaimed by the International press as Supertuscans.