Negus wine is produced from "Sangiovese Toscana" and Ciliegiolo grape varieties grown in Tuscany in the San Miniato area. The Azienda Agrituristica Marrucola farm attends to every stage in production, from cultivation using organic farming methods, to winemaking in the family cellars. The grapes are hand-picked as tradition calls for, then put into small boxes and transported to the special vinification area where traditional winemaking methods are used. The IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) Ciliegiolo and "Sangiovese Toscana" wine is aged in oak barrels for a precise period of time in order to enhance the fruit and spicy notes typical of the Ciliegiolo grape. Unlike the Italian Sangiovese, which is one of the most widespread varieties in Italy and the most common in Tuscany, the Ciliegiolo grape is less well-known but particularly appreciated by those who like the cherry aroma that distinguishes this grape, originally from Spain. It was probably imported into Italy at the end of the 19th century and became popular in central Tuscany. The Ciliegiolo grape is used to support the "Sangiovese Toscana" in order to add refined notes of fruit to the resulting wine. The Negus wine from the Marrucola farm is characterised by its deep, elegant ruby red colour and by its structured taste with notes of cherry and spice. The regal appearance of this Tuscan wine (its name comes from Ethiopia where "negus" means "king") is confirmed by its unique and refined taste. Alcohol content: 13.0 % vol. Serving temperature 16° / 18°. Suggested pairing: pecorino cheese and Tuscan cold cuts, game, and white meats The minimum online order is 3 bottles.