PV Tasting Notes
The 2007 is even fresher than the previous vintages, very ripe on the nose and palate with blackberry, spring flowers and solid mineral core. The palate is equally fresh, much easier to drink early than all the earlier vintages, my impression is that due to 2007 being an exceptional vintage throughout Tuscany, they took a bigger crop than usual and although the wine is less concentrated it does provide masses of charm with a long juicy finish. This will continue to improve for another 3-4 years and drink well through 2020. Expert winemaking from the master Luca D’Attoma. Tasted April 2009.Independent Review
89 Points James Suckling | The Wine Spectator Aug 2009
Currant, mineral and fresh herbs on the nose follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a freshly cut wood, cassis and raspberry aftertaste. Needs time to open. Best after 2011. 2,000 cases made. –JS
89 Points |The Wine Advocate August 2009
The 2007 Altrovino (Merlot, Cabernet Franc) is a ripe, opulent wine bursting with floral, ripe fruit, sweet herbs and spices. This soft, harmonious red offers terrific balance and tons of style, with a long, intensely satisfying finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.
Luca D’Attoma and Elena Celli are at the beginning of a new adventure in Riparbella, a part of Maremma that has attracted a lot of attention recently. The wines from these bio-dynamically farmed vineyards continue to improve, and judging by the young age of the vines, the best is yet to come.
Serve this top Tuscan wine with lamb, roast or grilled beef, cottage pie, casseroles, or any hearty food and you can even try some middle-eastern dishes.
The vinification process of the Altrovino is made in cement vats of between 30-40 hl in size where the maceration and both fermentation processes take place under temperature controlled conditions, following which the wine is matured for a further 9 months still in cement vats: the Altrovino sees no wood.
100% Biodynamic (Demeter)
Trailblazing oenologist Luca d’Attoma is probably most well-known for the wines he made at Tua Rita and the wines he continues to make at Le Macchiole, two of Bolgheri’s leading estates. In 2001 D’Attoma and his partner Elena Celli purchased several hectares of land in Riparbella, located in the northern reaches of Maremma. The seven hectares of hillside vineyards, which lie adjacent to Castello del Terriccio on their eastern border, are densely planted and farmed biodynamically. I was the first company to purchase from Duemani and these are some of the finest wines made in the region solely due to the winemaking philosophy. Duemani is a very young property, and there is a great deal to look forward to here.