2010 Cent'Anni Riserva
Our goal is to make Sangiovese, from Sanguis Jovis, “the blood of Jove”, prudently blended with traditional Tuscan grapes. CENT’ ANNI is barrel fermented in 500 liter upright wooden oak puncheons and aged three years in neutral oak puncheons in our cool cellar.
CENT’ANNI SANGIOVESE RISERVA
Our estate vineyards are located in the heart of the Santa Ynez valley off of old Calzada Road. Undulating hillsides are planted to tiny blocks of high-density classic Tuscan varietals. The best of the estate grown grapes are selected for Cent’Anni. The 2010 is a blend of all five of the Sangiovese clones we have planted on the estate: 16% Montepulciano clone, 16% Sangiovese clone 3, 16% Sangiovese clone 6, 16% Sangiovese 23 & 34% Sangiovese Rodino. Additionally we top the barrels with estate grown Colorino and Canaiolo and these represent 1% of the volume each.
Jamie and Julie Kellner have made a commitment to classic Tuscan wines. Partner in the project is winemaker Doug Margerum. The estate has been planted with numerous clones of Sangiovese and a bit of Pinot Grigio on the hilly slopes of the Los Olivos property. There are over 2,400 vines per acre along with the only plantings of Canaiolo and Colorino in California