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Fiammae 2017

Rosso Colli Toscana Centrale IGT

Born from the vision of Gerardo and Lapo Gondi, who believed in the territory and its most representative grape variety Sangiovese. Two brothers that felt the need to have at Tenuta Bossi a traditional and at the same time innovative wine. A wine with the characteristics of their souls: power and persistence, balance and freshness.

Terroir:
Soil rich in galestro Tuscan stone with clay and limestone sediments.
Grape
100% Sangiovese
Type of training
Spurred cordon.
Alcohol content
14,5%
Ageing potential
10-25 years depending on the vintage.
Bottle
0,75 lt
1,5 lt
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Harvest and vintage report

The 2017 vintage was among the warmest of the last years. The high temperature have accelerated the maturation of the grapes. August was variable with some heavy rainfall that have balanced the vegetative-productive process. The grapes were harvested by hand the 10th of September. Half were left to ripen for a month under the roof while the other half immediately pressed.

Fermentation and vinification

Fermented in two French barriques of 225 litres each, the wine was cuddled and rounded every 2 hours.

Refinement

Aged in French barriques for 18 months. In particular, the part immediately pressed benefited from the medium toast barrels while the other part from an austere and powerful notes barrels. Finally, the wine aged for a year in bottle.

Tasting notes

Fiammae 2015 is bright ruby red. At nose very intense and of great complexity, with aromas that begin with both fresh and dehydrated red fruits such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry. Then ends with spicy and toasted notes. The spiciness is sweet and it closes with nuances of bitter chocolate and sweet tobacco. The taste is powerful and rich, the tannins are tight and silky. In mouth, the fruity notes of strawberry and cherry and the toasted and spicy notes are repeated. A wine of great personality.

Serving temperature and glass

The recommended serving temperature is between 16 - 18 C°. The bottle should be opened an hour before serving, for older vintages use a decanter. The glass indicated for this wine is the Baloon or the Bordeaux.

Pairing

Important red meat like fillet or small game.

Production area

From the vines at Tenuta Bossi, 300 meters above the sea level. On hill exposed to South, the wine and vineyard have the same name, Fiammae.

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The recipe

Filet mignon with Roquefort cheese

For the filet mignon in Roquefort sauce you need 400 g of filets, cleaned and with no fat. Slice it about 5 cm wrapping each twice and double knot with kitchen string.

In a non-stick pot melt 45 g of butter, add the fillets, salt (small quantity as the sauce is very flavoured) and cook over medium heat for 6 minutes. Switch the fillets on the other side and continue to cook for other 6 minutes. When they are ready put them aside.

Cut into cubes 60 g of Roquefort cheese and put it in the pot with 120 g of kitchen cream over low heat. Mix continuously till the Roquefort cheese is completely melt and the sauce is creamy. The fillets are ready to be served: in each plate put a fillet paying attention to remove the string. Cover with the sauce and enjoy with some fresh lamb’s lettuce.

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