VIN95 The 2016 Geremia is a total knock-out. An exotic mélange of sweet dark cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice, spice and menthol races out of the glass. The 2016 is deep, dense and full of character. It is also easy to drink with minimal cellaring. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon work so well here in the way they express richness and structure, all with a real sense of Tuscan raw power.
Estate Notes: Supple and lush; cassis, herbs, black/purple fruit The blend is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate vineyards are located in Monti in Chianti, a “micro-area” of Gaiole in Chianti. This area, between 1,050 and 1,500 feet in altitude, offers the ideal range for ripening grapes perfectly. Soils combine alberese (limestone) and galestro (schist) with clay.
AGE OF VINES: 5-20 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in upright wooden fermentation tanks. Aged for 24 months in older French oak barrels (66%) and older tonneaux (34%), between 1-4 years old. Aged in bottle for 15 months.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled pork with fresh herbs; steak or game meat.