Piaggia by Vannucci Silva 2017 Il Sasso Carmignano
Dedicated to the estate's paternal figure Mauro Vannucci, the Carmignano Il Sasso is a compelling blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. This vintage delivers ample power, yet the wine remains smooth and elegant from a tactile point of view. Sangiovese's identity emerges with aromas of wild berry, tilled earth and rose hip. The two international grapes serve to shape the firmness and structure of the mouthfeel. This wine is fermented in oak and later aged in medium-toast neutral barrique for 12 months.
Since we first tasted the Il Sasso about two months ago, it has become our best selling Italian wine over $25. Everyone we give this amazing Sangiovese based blend comes back for more!