- Reference #:
- 13.5 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
Tenuta Mara Maramia 150cl 2015
After a year of aging in tonneaux followed by at least 6 months in bottle the wine emerges a brilliant ruby red with a luscious clarity. It is awash with the perfume of raspberries, mulberries and wild cherries and a scent of vanilla, ginger and a nuance of star anise. The palate is fragrant, delicate, lightly minted, vibrant and fresh. Completely alluring this is wine made to drink and enjoy.
1250 cases made
Dark red. Deep aromas of red cherry and underbrush. Rich dense and juicy, with tactile flavors of red cherry, flint and milk chocolate, complicated by minerals. Long and very pure on the finish. This was aged mainly in large oak casks and not as much as tonneaux and barriques as the 2012 for example, so the tannic wine’s framework is very different.
Ian D’Agata, January 2018 – 92 pts
Glorious Biodynamic Sangiovese from the coastal south of Emilia Romagna. The estate was founded in 2008 by Giordano Amandatori after business success to celebrate his love of wine, and is judiciously named after his wife Mara, no detail having been missed in the pursuit of creating a product of natural beauty. Organic & biodynamic throughout, the wine is fermented in oak tonneaux and aged in large oak casks and concrete eggs decorated by local artists, the estate being home to many pieces of commissioned art. Ferments are all natural and a wines see minimal intervention.
The viticulture is overseen by Leonello Anello, Italy's most respected Biodynamicist, responsible for the vines at Montalcino's Stella di Campalto amongst others...The entire ecosystem of the flora and fauna on the estate is essential to methods of thinking and working. The vines are not only also serenaded by countless wild birds but also by Mozart, the aging wines by Gregorian chant, the Bose speakers ensuring that nature, art and music are always in balance.
These wines deserve to be tried to experience their almost Burgundian elegance, albeit with a beguiling Italian accent.