Sansonina is a masterpiece of winemaking, a truly unique wine from Carla Prospero and Nadia Zenato.
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A truly remarkable wine from initial concept right through to the finished article. Sansonina was created by Carla Prospero, and Nadia Zenato - wife and daughter of the late great Sergio Zenato. They bought a 12 hectare estate in the Lugana region, famous for white wine of course, which also had some old Merlot vines. They planted new Merlot and set out to prove that two women could make a powerful, elegant wine to rival any in Italy, and possibly the world.
Naturally everything is done by hand with dedication and passion. The grapes are collected in small boxes and soft pressed to avoid extracting too much tannin. The wine is aged in small oak casks for 18 months then further bottle aged prior to release. It is a stunning wine. Ruby in colour with a rich, complex nose. On the palate it is both powerful and elegant, complex with an array of flavours of red fruits, jam, cocoa and slight mint and vanilla. Full bodied, extremely smooth, supple and elegant with a really long finish. This is a very special wine. Jane absolutely loved it! Too low production to be entered for any awards.
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