Origin: Liguria, Italy
Maker: Lvnae Bosoni
- Pollera Nera (Corlaga, Corlage, Palera, Polera)
Fermentation: Natural Heavy Wood
Asian Food Pairing: Wagyu steak, claypot pork liver and kidney, Roast duck
Western Food Pairing: Bistecca alla Fiorentina, game and ripe cheese, Beef bourguignon
Lvnae Bosoni Rosso colli di Luni "Niccolo' V" DOC 2016
The name Lvnae is inspired by the town of Luni, an ancient Etruscan and Greek port, consecrated to the goddess Selene by the Greeks (Luna, for the Romans). The first Luna settlement was founded by the Romans in 177 BC. Lvnae Bosoni wine production is rooted in the ancient history of this land and its peoples, the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, from whom it has inherited a great winemaking tradition.
Made of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 15% Pollera Nera. Ruby red with violet highlights. The bouquet is intense and complex with spicy hints of black pepper, cinnamon and leather. Ripe red fruit flavours are complemented by layers of vanilla, musk, tobacco and liquorice. Warm and enveloping mouthfeel with a slightly dusty tannic texture and a pleasurable mineral finale.
Niccolo' V is a blend of sangiovese, merlot and pollera nera grapes. Sourced from the vineyards of Castelnuovo Magra and Ortonovo (SP). The vines have an average age of 35 years and thrive in the rich, stony terrain. The grapes are hand-picked and then gently pressed before fermentation at 15–17°C in stainless steel. The wine spends 12 days resting on skins and is then aged for 12 months in barriques with an additional 6 months ageing in bottle.