Avignonesi Grifi IGT 2011 (RV)
Bright ruby red colour with aromas of violets, raspberries, red currants and sweet cherries with underlying hints of liquorice and cumin. The taste is warm and fullbodied with fine, long tannins and a long, spicy finish.
Grape Varieties: 50% Sangiovese & 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Ratings: 90 WS
Grifi is a blend of two late ripening varieties, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sangiovese is sourced from old vines in Montepulciano, which produce a concentrated, elegant wine, and the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our best vineyards in Cortona, lending spice and power to the wine. The encounter of these two eminent, yet very different varieties from two neighbouring, yet distinct growing areas, Montepulciano and Cortona, inspired Avignonesi to adopt the griffon icon for its label, a creature made of two regal animals, the lion and the eagle.
2011 VINTAGE BLAZING like the temperature of our fruit ripening... Wines characterized by warm and charming notes, and with a heart rich in substance. Thanks to the fresh and aerated soils of our vineyards we could compensate the hot and scorching season, avoiding the over ripening of our bunches and excessive alcohol level. Wines are rich, luscious and ethereal.