Avvoltore is the company’s flagship wine and the pride of creator, Adolfo Parentini. Resulting from the blending of indigenous Sangiovese with untraditional Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah all grown in the clay-limestone soil of the Avvoltore Hill, this wine marks a milestone for the Moris family's legacy of producing high quality wines in the Tuscan Maremma. The name Avvoltore is the local dialect word for a bird of prey often seen circling the most iconic hill on the Poggetti Estate by the same name.
Color: ruby red with purple highlights
Bouquet: complex, ripe fruit and hints of vanilla
Taste: full bodied and soft, velvety feel
Serving temperature: 18°C / 64°F
Pairings: tomato-based meat roasts and aged cheeses
Production zone: "Poggio dell'Avvoltore" Massa Marittima
Terroir: rich, loamy soil, slightly acidic
Exposure: South West
Yield per hectare: 3,500 kilos
These grapes are harvested from the second weeks of September through mid-October. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled cement tanks. “Remontage” is twice daily for the first ten days. The wine is then left for a further 15 days in contact with the skins before being racked and immediately returned to 225-liter oak barrels (80% new), where malolactic fermentation takes place. The aging of the wine in wood barrels lasts about one year. The wine is then bottled and left to refine for another 6 months before being sold to the public
The Poggetti Estate lies in the Northern part of the Tuscan Maremma, among rolling hillsides just 7 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. It extends over an area of 423 hectares (1,045 acres), of which about 37 hectares (91 acres) are dedicated to vines. The family's prized vineyard, Vigna dell'Avvoltore, lies on the iconic Avvoltore Hill, a mineral-rich limestone slope with an altitude varying from 80 to 100 meters above sea level and a South-West exposure. The vines benefit from hot temperatures, long sun exposure, and cool evenings during the growing season. The vineyard's proximity to the sea lends its wines a particularly appreciated salinity and minerality. The soil diversity typical of the Metallurgic Hills endows the grapes grown on it with rich tannins and great personality.