FOGLIO 38 TOSCANA IGT CABERNET FRANC
Geographical position: At the foot of the hills of
Castagneto Carducci, along the Bolgheri Wine Road.
The soil: middle hard clayey soil with stony structure.
Age of the vineyard: 10 years old.
Training system: Cordon spur.
Density: 8.000 plants per hectare.
Production: Around 7.000 kg of grapes per hectare with
A yield of 65 % of wine per 100 kg of grapes.
The name Foglio38 is the cadastral reference of our wine
Estate in the land register. Foglio38 is obtained from strict
selection of our cabernet franc. The quantity per year is very
limited because of that selection and of the wine making
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol by Vol.: 13,5%
Wine making method: Pure vinification (every single type of
Alcoholic fermentation in open top French oak
barriques, at 26-28°C.
of maceration: 18 days. We only use natural yeast.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in the same barriques that
have been reclosed after the end of the alcoholic fermentation
Ageing: In barrique during 18 months.
Refining: 12 months in bottle. Non filtered wine.
Bottled by hand.
Production: about 100 cases. (Only in the best vintages).
Colour: Dark ruby.
Scent: intense aromas of iodine, blackberry, black licorice and
Taste: Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long finish that
shows plenty of fruit. Polished and full of character.
Drinking temperature: 16-18 °C.
Preservation: 10-12 years. Depending on the vintage.
Quails with bacon, veal shank, chine of pork Alone, just for
Wine Spectator. 91 points
Faltaff: 90 points
Vini di Veronelli: 90 points
Guida A.I.S. Duemilavini : 4 grapes
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