Ghiaccio Forte is one of the finest expressions of red wine from the Maremma. It is a powerful and silky blend of Sangiovese and Syrah from our own vineyards on the gentle sloping hills of Scansano. The vines are tended by hand using only sustainable methods, and also carefully picked by hand at the point of optimal ripeness.
Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks with around two weeks of skin contact.
This wine combines freshness and structure with a blend of predominantly Sangiovese, notable for its elegant cherry fruit, and a portion of Syrah giving backbone and lending a smoky leather character to this coastal Tuscan red wine. The wine is savory, with a notable maritime influence, and a perfect balance between earthiness and ripe red fruits, with a hint of dried spice on the finish.
The name derives from an ancient Etruscan settlement five minutes from the cellar and translates to mean ‘strong ice’, a term probably deriving from the fact that nearby caves were filled with packed snow and used as ancient refrigerators in the summer months.
Ruby red in color. A complex nose with hints of crunchy blackberries and raspberries, and elegant touches of sweet spices, closing on a balsamic note. In the mouth it has great personality with a softness complemented by good acidity and delicate tannin, leading to a fruity and intense finish.
This wine is the ideal partner for charcuterie, pasta and rice dishes with meat, for all red and white meats and for semi-mature cheeses.
The combination of altitude, southwesterly exposure and rich volcanic soils in Scansano create one of Italy’s most unique microclimates. This town, founded at the time of the Etruscans, developed into an important civic centre in the Middle Ages. It is recognised around the world for its Morellino di Scansano wine. The area, notable for its unspoiled nature and rolling hills, lies 150 meters above sea level and only 20 kilometers from the Tyrrhenian Sea.