Ackerman Family Vineyards was fortunate to source Sangiovese fruit from atop of Atlas Peak AVA from Antica which is at 1,700 feet of elevation. This vineyard and estate is owned by the Italian family Antinori’s who has been in the wine industry since 1385. Sangiovese is one of the first red grapes we harvest, it’s fermented in stainless steel and made with gentler winemaking techniques, shorter pump overs, 3-4 days of cold soaks, fermentation starts soon after which takes anywhere from 10 to 14 days. The wine is then transferred to once use Bordeaux barrels where we aged it for 20 months. The composition of the Alavigna Tosca is 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Estate Vineyard.
There are a tiny 125 cases of this wine made, which sports a medium ruby color, with a nose of warm spices like warm vanilla and clove, dried flowers, and baking spice. About as seamless and silky as they come on the palate, it has a beautifully integrated acidity, and a great finish. It is a wine that could accompany many different dishes are is outstanding with cheese and charcuterie plates.
Leo Tellez, Winemaker
92 Points - James Suckling
Allocation - Two (2) Bottles per member