The clay gives this 100% Sangiovese a vibrant and unvarnished taste of red fruit. Da-Di (from the Chinese for earth, soil) is bursting with the freshness and elegance typical of amphora-ageing. Medium body, sleek texture and mouth-watering red berries and cherries tantalise the senses, giving way to a soft spicy finish.
Da-Di is vinified in 12 terracotta vessels made in Tuscany â€“ 6 were manufactured by Artenova in Impruneta, and 6 were manufactured by Laboratorio San Rocco in Torrita di Siena using clay from Mount Amiata. This wine is composed of one-third whole bunches and two-thirds whole berries. Fermentation takes place with indigenous yeast, followed by a daily manual punchdown schedule. Da-Di is blended after three months, then returned to the amphora for an additional two monthsâ€™ ageing before bottling.