Red wine – “IMPOSTINO” – Tenuta l’Impostino


Experience the rich flavors of “Impostino“, a high-quality red wine from 2017 made by Tenuta l’Impostino. It’s a blend of Sangiovese (80%) and a mix of Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot (20%) from the Querciola vineyard.

This wine has a deep red color and smells like red fruits, with hints of hay, herbs, and tobacco. It feels warm and full-bodied in your mouth, with a nice balance of freshness and tannins, and it finishes with a satisfying taste that lasts.


Impostino, both versatile and elegant, harmonizes flawlessly with cold cuts, spicy cheeses, and hearty meat dishes like roasted meats, rabbit “cacciatora”, chicken “in scottiglia” and lamb chops.

Crafted from a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot grapes, the 2017 Montecucco Rosso Riserva DOC by Tenuta l’Impostino embodies the essence of Italian winemaking.

Hailing from Civitella Paganico, Grosseto, in Maremma Tuscany, this wine boasts a rich aroma and flavor profile. With an alcohol content of 14.5% vol., it’s best served between 16-18°C, offering a delightful experience from the moment it’s uncorked until 2027.

Garnering accolades from Gambero Rosso, Veronelli, Bibenda, AIS Vitae, Vinum, Falstaff, and Wine Spectator, it’s a testament to its exceptional quality and craftsmanship.


Clayey, fertile, with a good amount of organic materials and rich in fine skeleton

Vineyard altitude:
350 m, west exposition


Plant density:
5,500 vines/ha

Training system:
spurred cordon (Royat cordon)

6,000 kg/ha

Harvest period:
manual in crates, end of September

Vinification and aging:
After manual selection on sorting belt, alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts with temperature control at 26°C, maceration for 15 days with pumping over exposed to air until the end of fermentation (10-12 days), spontaneous malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine ages for 18 months on lees in 42hl and 50hl oak barrels and cement tanks, minimum 6 months bottle aging before release by Tenuta l’Impostino.

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