Candialle Mimas IGT Toscana 2019

$ 36.50

100% Sangiovese. Mimas is one of the moons of Saturn and Jarkko and Josephin named this wine after it as it is aged in 250L ceramic orbs called Clayver. They are the first in Chianti to do so and own 10% of the Clayvers currently in the world (5 of them). The Clayvers are fired a very high temperatures and are less porous than terracotta. It is thought the egg shape of the orb keeps increases skin contact with the juice during maceration which increases color extraction, and the shape keeps the lees more in contact with the majority of the wine for richness of texture. Jarkko and Josephin Peranen are dedicated to low impact vineyard work and minimal intervention and so adopted and adapted an old training system called albarello for their vines, training them in a candelabra shape on wooden poles for ultimate air flow and moisture reduction. The grapes are farmed organically in soil called Galestro, clay and schist with chunks of limestone.