The noble Conti Serristori family is one of the oldest and most famous in Florence. Its ties with the world of wine date back to 1693 when Antonio di Luigi Serristori, a senator of the Republic of Florence married Cassandra dè Ricci, daughter of Ippolita Machiavelli and the last direct descendent of the famous Niccolò. She brought a dowry that included a farm with vineyards and olive groves where the family wines are still made.
PRODUCTION DISTRICT: Vineyards on the Tuscan hillsides.
ALTITUDE: Average 200–300 metres above sea level.
TYPE OF SOIL: Tuffstone and alberese, medium-texture soil, both typical of Tuscan’s best growing areas.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot and spurred cordon.
HARVEST: September to October.
WINEMAKING METHOD: Traditional red winemaking method for the grapes harvested in late September, with two weeks of maceration and frequent pumping-over, and temperature-controlled fermentation to enhance the fruity aromas.The wine matures in stainless steel before bottling.
SENSORY PROFILE: Ruby red colour. Heady, fragrant aromas, subtle hints of raspberries, wild strawberries and Parma violets. Dry, tangy and candid flavour, wellbalanced, finishing on stylish and nicely lingering notes of blackberries and almonds.
RECOMMENDED CELLARING: 3 years in bottles laid down in a cool, dark place.
FOOD PAIRING: Typical Tuscan first courses (ribollita, pappardelle)