Aia Vecchia ‘'Lagone'' Rosso 2017 - Tuscany, Italy
Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc
In the glass, the wine is deep ruby with purple hues. On the nose, the wine is delicate with notes of cherry, vanilla, raw beef and herbs. On the palate, it is dry, structured and elegant with flavors of plum, ripe cherries, wild berries and a hint of spice, followed by a lengthy and smooth finish that begs for food.
After generations in the wine sector, the Pellegrini family founded Aia Vecchia in 1996 with the mission to create a portfolio of small lot, high-quality Super Tuscan blends. With the help of the famous Hungarian winemaker Tibor Gal, the Pellegrini family purchased exceptional property in the Bolgheri DOC. The fusion of the microclimate, terrain and elevation creates an ideal location for growing premium grapes.
Aia Vecchia recruited well-known agronomist Daniel Schuster to assist with choosing varieties, clones, and different rootstocks, which come directly from Bordeaux in order to ensure the quality.
The first vintage of Aia Vecchia’s flagship wine, “Lagone,” was in 1998. It is a structured and elegant wine that is remains one of the greatest values to come out of the Bolgheri region and has captured the attention of critics from publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and more.