Castello di Volpaia Indue Toscana
Deep ruby color with light shades of violet. The nose is aromatic with great elegance; initially there are notes of cherries and plums, then hints of clove, wood and mineral graphite. In the mouth the wine is big, juicy and rich and always characterized by elegance and finesse.
$35.00 / Bottle $420.00 / Case
At Volpaia, in the heart of Chianti Classico, the Sangiovese is grown on slopes between 400 and 600 meters (1,300 and 1,970 feet) above sea level, resulting in fresh, elegant wine. At Prelius in the Maremma, the Cabernet Sauvignon is grown a mere 3.2 kilometers (two miles) from the Mediterranean sea at 35 to 50 meters (120 to 170 feet) above sea level, resulting in wine that is supple and juicy. The blend of these grapes, organically grown at both properties, results in a wine demonstrating dramatic complexity and balance.
“Indue,” the Italian word for “the two of us,” expresses the heart and soul of this wine. It is the joint effort of brother and sister duo, Nicolò and Federica Mascheroni Stianti; the marriage of two properties, Castello di Volpaia and Prelius; and the blending of two grape varieties, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Representing the character and personality of the two siblings and the respective properties they each nurture, Indue is the best of both.
The best lots were selected from Volpaia and Prelius, vinified separately and aged in French oak barriques and tonneaux. The wines were aged on the lees for eight months, undergoing constant battonage. The blend was then made from the best of the best and put back into barrel to age for 12 months. It was then bottled and aged an additional 12 months before release.