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Levia Gravia

LEVIA GRAVIA 2016

BOLGHERI SUPERIORE D.O.C.

An intense ruby red introduces the nose, which stands out for its fragrant, well-ripened dark berryfruit, including wild cherry, cassis, and blueberry, complemented by impressions of pipe tobacco and wild herbs. In the mouth, it is taut, austere, and dense, yet at the same time elegant and well-balanced, with smooth, fine-grained tannins. Its long-lingering finish displays abundant aromatic fruit.

GRAPES

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION

Levia Gravia 2016 is an unusual wine in that its grapes come exclusively from the San Biagio vineyard, which lies at an elevation of 210 metres, very high for the Bolgheri area.
Harvesting started in late August for Merlot, followed by Cabernet Franc, and it concluded in early October with the later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon
The varieties and vineyard parcels were hand-picked individually into 12kg-crates, with the clusters quality-selected first in the vineyard and then in the cellar. The berries were de-stemmed, then went to stainless steel tanks for a 2-week, controlled-temperature fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked into French oak barrels of various toast levels, where it matured for over 20 months; following bottling it was aged a further twelve months.

SENSORY PROFILE

Appearing an intense ruby red, Levia Gravia releases dark-fleshed, well-ripened fruit, black cherry and blueberry, flanked by pipe tobacco and wild herbs. The palate is taut and lean, deep yet at the same time elegant and well-balanced, displaying smooth, fine-grained tannins. A lengthy finish is marked by an impres- sive duet of fruit and notes of oak.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Outstanding with red meats, game, but with cave-aged and blue cheeses as well, and with meat- or cheese-filled pasta dishes.

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Awards

2020

93 points, Wine Advocate , vintage 2016

2020

91 points, Luca Maroni, vintage 2016

2020

92 points, Guida Oro Veronelli, vintage 2016

2020

Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2016

2020

4 Viti, Guida Vitae, vintage 2016

2019

Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2015

2019

89, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2015

2019

92, Robert Parker, vintage 2015

2019

90, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2015

2019

92, Larsson, vintage 2015

2018

91, James Suckling, vintage 2015

2018

93, James Suckling, vintage 2014

2018

4 Viti, Guida ai Vini D'Italia VITAE, vintage 2015

2018

90, Decanter Asia Wine Award, vintage 2015

2018

95, Decanter World Wine Award, vintage 2014

2017

90, Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, vintage 2013

2017

91, James Suckling

2016

93, Wine Advocate

2017

93, Andreas Larsson, vintage 2013

2015

88, Luca Maroni, vintage 2009

2014

3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2009

2014

90, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2006

2014

90, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2007

2014

90, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2008

2014

Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards vintage 2009

2013

3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2008

2013

Bronze medal, International Wine Cellar, vintage 2008

2013

Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2008

2013

Gold medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2008

2013

Gold medal, Japan Wine Challenge, vintage 2008

2012

89, Luca Maroni, vintage 2007

2012

4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2007

Sizes

Levia Gravia 2013 is available in 750ml bottles, 1.5 l. magnums, and 3.0 l. Jeroboams.

Technical data

Alcohol: 14,5%