Elba Rosso D.O.C. (90% Sangiovese 10% Merlot)
The vineyards are for the most part in a place on the Island of Elba called “Buraccio”, forming a small hill (poggio). And the “lenze” (fishing line)? In our Elban jargon, the line is the piece of land where the vineyard has been planted, almost always on terraces. The wine later remains in large wooden barrels for about 12 months and because of this becomes softer and easier to drink. For the uninitiated, Sangiovese, when young, is very tannic – we can say aggressive on the palate -and not everyone appreciates this characteristic.