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Il Grullaio

Il Grullaio




A fresh, appealing red made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which will amaze you with its cheerful character and versatility. Produced with brief, low temperature maceration to enhance its typical fruitiness and agreeableness.


Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Soil: sandy (85%) with clay (10%) and silt (5%), clear colour, medium depth.
Vine density: 5,000 plants per hectare
Training system: spurred cordon trained 80 cm from ground.
Yield per hectare: 70 quintals


Wine making method

Grapes are hand-picked and transported in bins to the cellar. After careful selection they are de-stemmed and pressed. Maceration of 8-10 days depending on the vintage, with frequent pumping over at 25°C. Malolactic fermentation takes place in cement tanks. The wine then ages in the same tanks for 6 months.
Bottles produced: 30,000 per year.


Tasting notes

Deep ruby red with violet nuances. Intense notes of strawberry, blackberry and bilberry on the nose. Initially soft with silky tannins in the mouth. Its considerable freshnes smakes the finish long and fruity.



Recommended with pasta with tomato sauce, braised and roasted white meats, San Miniato white truffle, mature cheeses and Cacciucco alla Livornese. Also an excellent aperitif, it can be served lightly chilled.

Usiglian del Vescovo - Societa' agricola

Usiglian del Vescovo - Uomini e Aziende in onda su RTV 38

Societa' Agricola Usiglian del Vescovo S.r.l
Location Usigliano
56036 Palaia (PI)
Tel. +39 0587468000
P.Iva: 01875750505

Reception hours:
9 - 18 from Monday to Friday

On reservation Saturday and Sunday

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