Sister Moon is the top wine of the Estate, a Super Tuscan (IGT) wine, named after Sting’s song Sister Moon. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a full-bodied wine, with real Tuscan character and elegance.
93 Points - James Suckling, 'Complex aromas of spice, chocolate, berry and hints of toasted oak. Some nuts. Some bacon and smoke. Full body, dense, tight and focused. Polished and very pretty. Very long and precise. Give it a few years still but already delicious.' JamesSuckling.com November 2016 (2012 vintage)
Tenuta Il Palagio
Il Palagio is the 350 hectare Tuscan estate owned by musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler. Much of the land is given over to forest, incorporating some beautiful lakes. There is also a 2 hectare kitchen garden and several bee hives. The estate has always been farmed, ever since its early days in the 16th Century. When Sting and Trudie first came across the estate in 1999, it had by then fallen into a state of disrepair. They set about the task of lovingly restoring the house, the outbuildings and the land to their former glory. Sting has assembled a dream team to maximise the natural qualities of his estate, with consultant Alan York giving viticultural advice (the entire estate is run biodynamically), Paolo Caciorgna overseeing the winemaking and terroir with Paolo Rossi, as estate manager, looking after the land and its plants.
From the mid-1500s Il Palagio has harvested, fermented and bottled its own wines. Sting and Trudie have gone to great lengths to keep the tradition alive. Using biodynamic farming methods, they have replanted 11 hectares of vineyards since 2000. Resulting in a number of fine Tuscan red wines including Casino delle Vie, Sister Moon and When We Dance. Grape varieties cultivated here include the classic Tuscan red grapes Sangiovese, Canaiolo & Colorino as well as the more internationally renowned Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. The wines are matured in either stainless steel tanks or in new French barriques.