2006 Lost Highway Project with Felsina Tuscany - Italy
The rich complexity of this wine come from the assemblage: a blend of mostly sangiovese, plus cabernet sauvignon, provides the wine's framework, the backbone, while merlot contributes smoothness and roundness, and syrah adds a spicy note. The varieties are sourced from vineyards in the microzone of Farnetella at 480-520 metres altitude. They are vinified separately; only after maturation is the final blend assembled. Thus, while Felsina shows that its genius is best expressed by monovarietal wines, at Farnetella the same variety, sangiovese, is the principal actor and unifying element in the creation of each vintage's unique blend.
Deep ruby red, with slight orangish highlights. Lovely, refined nose showing rich spiciness (tobacco, leather, coffee). Perfect suite of tannins showing through dried wild berry and vanilla. Very full weight, smooth texture, and superb structure, with a harmonious finale.
- Region: Tuscany IGT
- Varietal: 70% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 14% Syrah
- Vintage: 2006
- Vineyard: From vineyards in the microzone of Farnetella owned by Felsina
- Viticulture: Hand Harvest
- Trellis: Simple Guyot
- Vines per Hectare: 5400/hectare (2160/acre)
- Soil Type: Predominantly loam and sand, with some clay and a larger proportion of stone and chalk.
- Alcohol: 13.5%