Ser Gioveto was conceived in 1985 by Italo as a tribute to his son Sergio, who began working alongside him at the helm of the winery in that year.
That said, the given name of this wine is also a reference to the archaic name of Sangiovese – ‘Sangioveto’ – which was the main grape chosen to make the new wine. 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot are blended with the noble native vine to create a wine of great structure and character, produced from a selection of the winery’s finest grapes.
Aging in French oak barriques for 9-14 months enriches the wine’s aromatic complexity with an enhanced sense of balance and elegance.
Bright ruby-red in color, Ser Gioveto releases a warm, attractive aroma of black cherry, plum and blackcurrant syrup, followed by balsamic notes with a spicy finish of leather and sweet tobacco, and can hold its own with full-flavored dishes thanks to its assertive tannic note.
Ser Gioveto Toscana Indicazione Geografica Tipica Grape varietals 80% Sangiovese,10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot chosen from the very best Rocca delle Macìe vineyards.
The wine, after temperature controlled fermentation, is firstly aged in 225-liter French oak barriques for between 9 and 14 months, and then transferred to the bottle in which it matures for another 9 months, before being released onto the market.
Color: intense ruby red with garnet reflections.
Nose: intense and persistent with hints of small red berries, jam and spices released by the oak giving sweet notes to the bouquet.
Palate: wine with good structure, well-balanced and with long-finish.
Winemaker’s recommendations Meeting all the criteria for successful long-term ageing, it pairs structured sauces, read meats and game dishes and dry cheeses.
Serve at 18°-20°C.