Il Bosco Cortona Syrah DOC

Tenimenti D’Alessandro

Pronunciation
ill BOSS-coe core-tone-ah
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Tenimenti D’Alessandro
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Luca Currado Vietti, Filippo Calabresi

Overview

Il Bosco is 100% Syrah and is made from grapes harvested in the best hillside vineyards down by the Medieval town of Cortona. These vineyards, planted between 1988 and 1993, are the oldest in the property with a density of more than 7000 vines per hectare and a yield of a mere 700 grams per vine. More or less this is a bottle of the Il Bosco per vine. The result is a wine of high concentration and with deep fruity tones of pepper and spice. The particular clones were chosen from the Northern Rhone Valley based on vine performance during their field research in the 1980’s in the hamlet of Manzano.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Syrah
Vinification
The alcoholic fermentation and maceration of the skins lasted 25-35 days. Malolactic fermentation happens in oak.
Aging
12 months in used barriques and 24 months in big (34hl) old barrels; 12 months bottle
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Dense purple.
| Aroma
Wonderful aromas of spices and sweet toasted oak that give way to layers of small red fruit, earthiness and mint flavors.
| Taste
Outstanding depth in a linear, pure style with a vibrant, generous personality, plenty of concentration and fine tannins.
| Serving Suggestions
Lamb Roast or grilled, aged Canadian cheddar, roast lamb and grilled thick cut steaks

Il Bosco Cortona Syrah DOC

Suggested Retail:
$68.00
CSPC#:
727212
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator Oct. 2010 - Antonio Galloni - 94 Points

The 2007 Syrah Il Bosco is marvelously focused and centered in its dark red fruit. With time in the glass, layers of tobacco, earthiness and minerals emerge, adding complexity nuance and pedigree. The long, perfumed finish is exceptionally elegant within the context of a fairly powerful style. New oak adds considerable volume, richness and also an element of sweetness that needs time to integrate. Still, it is a sublime, beautiful wine of exquisite finesse. This is a fabulous effort from D’Alessandro.