The Ottantadue, meaning ‘eighty-two’, is a pure Sangiovese wine from Podere Il Carnasciale. Il Carnasciale is a cult Tuscan winery famed for their unique and experimental grape variety Caberlot, a crossing between Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which is only sold in magnum format. Podere Il Carnasciale is situated in the southern Chianti mountains in the Valdarno di Sopra region of Tuscany, thirty kilometers north of Siena and Arezzo and 60 kilometers south of Florence. The work in the vineyards is carried out entirely by hand, with the utmost respect for the clay and limestone soils with organic farming. Pruning, budding, and leaf management are all done manually, without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
The Ottantadue undergoes natural, spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and cement vessels and aged for 14 months in stainless steel and 3 months in bottle. The aromatic profile evokes hints of cherries, red fruits, pepper, aromatic and Mediterranean spices. The taste is smooth, rich, fruity, fresh, savory and round