Wine name: PEÀN
Appellation: Bolgheri DOC Red
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Fermentation regime: 100% in stainless steel; malolactic in barriques
Aging: min. 12 months in French oak barriques and 6 months in bottle
Food affinities: red meats grilled or roasted, stews, games, grilled red bell peppers and aubergines, seasoned cheeses. Try it with dessert like crème caramel with chocolate, walnut/chesnut pies.
Notes from the producer: Peàn means a hymn to the Sun god Apollo. The wine is made from especially selected grapes from the estate production. The name is taken from the poetry of Gabriele d’Annunzio where he sang his love for summer and for Tuscany, especially the areas along the Tyrrhenian coast where we are located:“ Il vento ch’elle muovono/ solleva il cuor degli uomini/ come un peàn che càntino/cetere a miriadi ” (The wind moved by the wings [of the nymphs] lifts the heart of mankind like a hymn sung by a thousand dulcimers.) The label image is taken from a detail of an oil painting which is also used for the label Vox Loci. It is chosen because it reminds of the world famous 5 km long road leading to the village of Bolgheri.