Sasseo is a whimsical name. It is derived from the Italian word Sasso, meaning stone; this name refers to the abundance of limestone in the area, which creates a reflective quality in the vineyards. The grapes are grown on a terrain comprised of reddish earth mixed with slabs of limestone; the latter have been crushed according to a unique technique known as "spietramento".
Mature grapes are machine harvested, then gently crushed and de-stemmed. Afterward, the must is fermented over fourteen days at temperatures controlled between 77°F to 82°F. Following fermentation, the wine is aged in 6,000 liters Slavonian bottle for one year and an additional three months in the bottle.
Prominent tobacco and leather on the nose, ripe blackberry and blueberry with hints of cocoa, baking spice, and delicate pine. Juicy and medium-bodied; reveals rich fruits, sweet herbs, and milk chocolate; leads to plush tannins and an elegant finish.
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