A very elegant and sophisticated expression of Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot planted by Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte when she was ruling the town of Lucca in 1804. Blended with the indigenous varieties of Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo, Colorino, Barbera, Tazzelenghe which make a beautifully balanced bright red fruit profile and a savoury, rustic finish.
Palistorti means ‘crooked posts’. The vineyard lies on very rocky soils where, most of the time, it is not possible to plant a post straight into the earth. Because of really hard rocks near the surface, one has to push the post at an angle as soon as the post hits one of them. The locals have taken the habit of calling this vineyard ‘Palistorti’ hence the name of the cuvée.
The breathtakingly beautiful Tenuta Di Valgiano is located in the North of Tuscany, 300 meters above sea level in the Colline Lucchesi appellation overlooking the city of Lucca. It has been a wine estate since the 16th century, and some of the buildings are almost as old as the estate. The farm covers 40 hectares, 16 of which are vineyards, and another 13 are home to honeybees and olive trees, which produce outstanding olive oil and honey.
Grapes are hand-harvested. Grapes are put in a big open wooden tank where they start to crush the grapes by feet. After the fermentation, 40% of the wine goes for ageing in a cement tank and 60% goes in French barrels for a year. The wine is then bottled and kept for one more year at the estate before being released.
13.5% / 75cl