APPELLATION IGT/IGP ROSSO TOSCANO
TYPE Organic wine
YEAR PRODUCTION 22.000 bottles Size:
0.75 / J.5 / 3/ 5 / 9/ 15 It
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Merlot; Cabernet Franc; Cabernet Sauvignon; Petit Verdot
SOIL COMPOSITION Soil have different morphological characteristics mostly with limestone areas rich in clay and stones.
ELEVATION 300 and 380 meters above sea level, the Cabernets and Petit Verdot facing South. Merlot North-East.
VINE TRAINING Guyot
PLANTING DENSITY 8.800 vine stocks each hectare
PRODUCTIVITY 4-5 tons of grapes per hectare
CLIMATE Changing in temperature and humidity every year, the weather strongly characterizes the quality.
Every year is a special vintage.
HARVEST The manual harvest starts with Merlot at beginning of September, followed by Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape picking ends at the end of October with the higher vines located on the hills.
Only excellent quality grapes, perfectly matured
and very healthy will be harvested. No more than 2,5 tons of grapes for each single harvest
WINE MAKING Gentle crushing and destemming of the grapes is followed by fermentation, with indigenous yeasts , in stainless steel tanks. It lasts about 13-18 days with frequent pump-overs of must and delestage.
AGEING In French oak barrels of different toasting.
After 18 months it is bottled and aged for at least 6 months.