“Oh, dirty Maggie Mae
They have taken her away
And she’ll never walk down Lime Street anymore.”
Maggie Mae is a mere 40 second Liverpool folk song, famously performed by the Beatles. Despite its short length, the story of miss Maggie spoke to Alessio so much that he named his sexiest bottle of Sangiovese after her. This bottle portrays just how much devious fun Alessio has straying from the stuffy stuff coming from Tuscany. While the grapes came in with very low acidity, the wine retains a racy linearity.
The Sangiovese is fermented whole-bunch with a 12-day maceration period in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends a further six months in stainless steel before bottling, with just a minimal dose of sulfur and no fining or filtering.