Il Paradiso di Frassina 12 Uve 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana|
|Brand||Il Paradiso di Frassina|
"Born from the careful selection of 12 different grapes, six of which are from Tuscany and six from Bordeaux, grown in a vineyard located on the hills of Cinigiano, in the shadow of Mount Amiata and not far from the sea. The blend is aged for two and a half years in Allier oak barrels and one year in bottle, in the vault of Paradiso di Frassina. There is an extraordinary sensory power of fruit, vegetable, spices, tobacco and minerals."
The 2017 12 Uve is remarkably pretty, fruit-forward, floral yet also spicy and intense. Notes of plum, blackberry, violet pastille and white smoke create a deeply alluring bouquet, taking on hints of smoked meat over time. It's velvety in feel with medium-bodied textures contrasted by zesty acids and cooling minerality, giving way to polished red and black fruits. Fine tannins frame the wine well, tapering off to pretty purple-tinged florals. This shows the richness of the vintage, yet it also gives the feel that its fruit has more to reveal over time. The 12 Uve is a Toscana Rosso from Maremma, produced by Il Paradiso di Frassina, and made from a mix of twelve different grapes, with Sangiovese making up to 40% of the blend followed by a list of both Italian and Bordeaux varieties. It's matured for two and a half years in Allier oak barrels and one year in bottle prior to release.