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2017 Segromigno

2017 Segromigno
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Segromigno is located near Lucca, one of Tuscany’s more beautiful Etruscan
cities. It is where my dad’s father was born, and where our cousins currently
live. While Segromigno is in Tuscany, this wine is a blend resembling Rosso
Piceno. Rosso Piceno is a wine from Le Marche and is usually a blend of
Montepulciano and Sangiovese.


VINEYARD: Our 2017 Segromigno is a blend of 28% Montepulciano and 72%
Sangiovese. We use the grapes grown on the east hillside and our recently
grafted Sangiovese Grosso vines. Both of these sections in our Sangiovese
vineyard give us a fruit-forward wine that is not as structured as our west hillside
vines. The Montepulciano was planted in 2005, 2006, and 2007. We now have
2.5 acres of Montepulciano planted—more than anyone in Sonoma County.
We aggressively crop-thin all of our Italian varieties to improve quality. All of our
grapes are organically farmed and hand-harvested by our full-time vineyard
crew.


VINTAGE/HARVEST: 2017 was a great vintage for both Sangiovese and
Montepulciano. The growing season featured some severe heat spikes but
also had some cool August weather—which helped develop nice flavors while
maintaining good acidity. We harvested fully ripe Sangiovese from September
4th through September 6th. Montepulciano is a late ripening grape here in
Dry Creek, and was harvested October 11th. Our Montepulciano comes from
two blocks that feature nice fruit and less tannin structure than those used for
our Montepulciano bottling.


WINEMAKING: Our Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes are de- stemmed
and pumped into small, open top tanks at cool temperatures. After a 4 or 5-
day cold soak, fermentation begins spontaneously with native yeasts on
grapes. Fermentation lasts approximately two to three weeks. We rack wine
into small French Oak barrels and larger oak (620 gallon) vessels called
“foudres.” We believe French Oak integrates much better with our wines. The
Segromigno is bottled in late August to preserve fruit. We blend Montepulciano
to provide a boost in structure and complexity.


STYLE: 2017 is another excellent example of the style we are trying to achieve
with Segromigno—making a wine reminiscent of top flight Chianti Classico or
Rosso Piceno. All of our Sangiovese lots were deeper and more structured in
2017. This allowed us to use 28% Montepulciano in the blend without losing the
drinkability of previous vintage Segromigno wines. Having just returned from a
trip to Italy, this 2017 Segromigno brought me right back to Tuscany. It will age
well over the next 3 to 5 years, though it is certainly enjoyable sooner.

H A R V E S T E D :
SG - SEP 4-6,14
MP- OCT 30


BRIX AVG:
26.1


B L E N D :
72% SANGIOVESE
28% MONTEPULCIANO


TA: 6. 4 grams per liter


p H : 3 . 6 3


ALCOHOL: 1 4 . 6 %


A G I N G :
1 3 MO N T H S
F R E N C H OA K
3 0 % N EW +
6 2 0 G a l
F O U D R E S


B O T T L E D : 8 / 2 8 / 1 8


C A S E S : 4 2 5

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol %
14.6