TOSCANA IGT CABERNET FRANC
Geographic location: 45-60 m. above sea level, in the shape called Amphitheatre Bolgherese, facing south.
The loam soil tended predominantly sandy sediments with gravel.
Training system: spurred cordon pruning.
Density: 8,000 vines per hectare.
Production: Approximately 8,000 kg of grapes per hectare with a yield of 60%.
Cadastral sheet 38 is an indication which identifies our vineyards.
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol level: 13.5%
Winemaking: Fermentation in open barrels of French oak, with manual punching.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration lasting 20 days. Using only the yeasts of the grape.
Ageing: 18 months in the same barrel, which is new for fermentation.
Aging: 12 months in bottle. Bottled by hand, without filtration.
Production: 900 bottles, in the years that they deserve it.
Color: brilliant ruby red, nuanced board chalice.
Aroma: Intense and complex with aromas of blackberry, blueberry and ripe cherry, mulberry, rose and mild tones toasted.
Taste: tasty and mouth while balanced, silky tannins and elegant. Long finish.
Some examples: roast leg of kid mint, scottiglia beef, veal shank.
Serving temperature: 18 ° C.
Veronelli: 90 points
Wine Spectator. 91 points
Help A.I.S. Duemilavini: 4 grapes
Falsaff: 90 points
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