Palazzona Di Maggio

For the Sangiovese Superiore Riserva “Le Armi” at the Palazzona di Maggio we have left nothing to chance.

Our goal has been, from the beginning, to obtain the highest possible quality without any compromise with strict respect for the vine and the territory.

Le Armi owes its name to the ancient fountain of “Armi” which dates back to 1200 and is a few hundred meters from our vineyards.

The wine is produced only in certain vintages, when, thanks to a good seasonal trend, the harvest gives its best.

The Sangiovese grapes of two different clones come from the highest part of the estate, the Quercia farm, where the soil is mainly sandy and the altitude is 170 meters above sea level.

The density of the plants per hectare is high, about 5500, and pruning with spurred cordon according to the Simonit and Sirch method.

Thanks to careful manual operations in winter and spring, the thinning and a further reduction of the ripening bunches in summer, we obtain a low production of around 45-50 quintals per hectare, less than a kilo per plant and perfectly healthy grapes .

The careful harvesting of the grapes is done manually in small boxes, generally in the middle of September and in any case when our Sangiovese is perfectly ripe.

Once in the cellar, the grapes pass on a belt at slow speed in order to be further controlled and selected by eliminating the berries that have even the slightest imperfection.

After the pigid-destemming, the must with the skins is fermented in stainless steel tanks at about 28 °.

Maceration at controlled temperature takes place for about 15-20 days with frequent daily pumping over indoors and in the air and delestage.

In the spring following the harvest, after malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is placed in 500-liter oak barrels from the 3rd to the 6th passage in order to favor micro-oxygenation without altering the typicality of the wine and the territory.

After a period of aging that varies from 24 to 30 months, the wine is bottled without clarification and with a very wide filtration and it then takes at least six months before it is put on sale.

Le Armi is a wine that expresses its best after a medium-long aging in bottle with a remarkable capacity for aging in bottle, ten years and well beyond.

Finally, after a few years of waiting,

the 2016 vintage is available, an unforgettable harvest for our long-awaited flagship wine.

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