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Fattoria del Cerro
Manero Rosso di Toscana IGT
Toscana

This Sangiovese blend is crafted under the supervision of world-renowned oenologist Riccardo Cotarella. The wine is made from Sangiovese and Merlot grapes harvested from Fattoria del Cerro and La Poderina properties.

The name Manero is inspired by the story of a well-known clown, Manero, who relentlessly played practical jokes on the local vintner. One day, he decided to challenge the Vintner by promising to create a wine far superior to his. Not long after when a crowd gathered to taste the clown’s wine, the Vintner, astonished, could not help but proclaim: ”Anyone who can create a blend this fine has my deepest respects, Manero!” And so the wine MANERO was born.


Owner: Unipol Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Website: www.tenutedelcerro.it
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot

Vineyard Location: Montepulciano, Montalcino
Orientation: South east
Elevation: 350 -450 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 3,300 (older vineyards); 5,000/Ha
Soil: Pliocene origin, with shells, stones, and some clay content

Vinification
The grapes from each location are pressed and fermented separately; skin maceration for 5-7 days and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 75-80°F for 7 days

Aging Process
The wine is blended and then aged 12 months in French oak barriques and stainless steel tanks. 3 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Intense, ruby red
Bouquet: Intense fruity bouquet of wild berries, cherry and plum, with undertones of spices and vanilla
Flavor: On the palate it is full bodied, with soft tannins and a long savory finish.
Pairings: Best served with roasted red meats, red meat stews and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 61-64°F
Production: 140,000 bottles