Podere La Bandita, is the estates top cuvée, a blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with a dash of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Much of the character of this wine reflects the position of its vineyard, on the edge between the wild animalistic terrain of the forest and the soothing hills of the cultivated land around, distinctly and proudly being a ’first growth’ from the Costa Toscana.

Prodere La Bandita

1.5-2 Kg per wine

Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Fermentation in steel vats, wooden cuves and open barriques for 8 -12 days
Maceration period: 15-25 days, depending on the individual lot

24 months in new French barriques and tonneaux
18 months of bottle aging

Very intense, almost black, ruby red Opulent nose of black currant, wood berries, tobacco, cedar and smokey vanilla scents. Impressively concentrated mouth feel with ripe , almost dried black fruits, toasty balsamic notes with liquorice, black truffles, coffee, leather and mint