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La Lastra
Canaiolo Rosso Toscana IGT
Toscana
Canaiolo is one of the oldest indigenous grapes of Tuscany which has been used in the past and is still used nowadays blended with Sangiovese to smooth its tannnins. La Lastra is one of the few producers in Italy to produce a wine with 100% Canaiolo.

Owner: Renato Spanu e Nadia Betti
Website: www.lalastra.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Canaiolo nero

Vineyard Location: Siena
Orientation: South East
Elevation: 280 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1970
Trellising: Guyot, spur-pruning system
Vines/Acre: 2,400/Ha
Soil: Tuff with clayey intrusion, rich in fine skeleton

Vinification
Maceration on the skins for 14 days. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 14 days at 26 °C.

Aging Process
14 months in stainless steel tanks of 30 Hl. 2 months in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red color with purplish nuances
Bouquet: The nose is fruity with notes of cherry, black cherry, wild berries, and spicy, especially of “black pepper”, a typical grape varietal feature
Flavor: On the palate it is very elegant, harmonic, fresh and persistent, confirming the aromas perceived on the nose
Pairings: Excellent with red roasted meat, seasoned meats, young and medium aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Residual Sugar: < 1.0 g/l
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 2,700 bts