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Cantine Bruni
Oltreconfine Alicante Maremma Toscana DOC
This wine is made with 100% Alicante (Grenache) grape. This variety ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where the grape probably originated. This ideal conditions are to be found also in the hot summer climate of Maremma toscana. The name Oltreconfine (“Beyond border” in Italian) refers to the fact that this grape is diffused in many Mediterranean countries, a true expression of the Mediterranean spirit. The first vintage, 2013, celebrates the 40th anniversary of th winery establishment.

Owner: Bruni Family
Website: www.aziendabruni.it
Winemaker: Marco Bruni
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Alicante (Grenache)

Vineyard Location: Maremma Toscana DOC
Orientation: East West
Elevation: 50-80 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1998
Trellising: Bilateral spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 4,600/Ha
Soil: Medium texture, loam

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 12 days at 24 °C. Long maceration on the skins with frequent delestage and pump-over (25 days).

Aging Process
In French oak tonneaux of 500 l for 12 months, plus 6 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: The color is purple with ruby reflections
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is intense with fruity hints of blackberries, together with intriguing spicy notes of black pepper and balsamic undertones
Flavor: On the palate it is extremely pleasant, smooth with delicate tannins and a long berry-flavored finish
Pairings: Perfect with grilled meats, sausage and highly spiced dishes

Alcohol Content: 14%
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L
Serving Temperature: 60° F
Production: 4,000 bottles