Maremma Toscana Cabernet DOC
Grape Cabernet Franc
Colour Ruby brillant, with violet hints
SENSORIAL ATTRIBUTES AND FOOD/WINE PAIRINGS
Scent: vegetal and red fruits smell, spicy, with light smoky notes.
Taste: very aromatic, round and fresh. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and beautiful notes of blueberries, currants,raspberries and strawberries, licorice.
Colour: ruby brillant, with violet hints.
Matching dishes: great aperitivo, seasoned cheeses, red, white and cured meats, game meat.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Time of harvest: end of September
Vinification technique: non aggressive destemming pressing fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 20 to 25 days.
Ageing process: 12-14 months in medium toasted 225l. oak barriques (fine grained wood, having had a minimum of 24months seasoning).
Refinement in bottles: 12 months
Stabilising of the product: cold stabilization
SOIL AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Vineyards: Sterpeti, Poggio Bestiale e Tizzi.
Soil structure: well balanced with excellent skeleton
Height: 250-300m. a.s.l.
Placement: East – South Est
Planting density: 6,400 plants per hectare
Vine placement: bi-lateral ridge spur
Vines planted: 1998
Average yield per plant: 800g
Grape: Cabernet Franc
No. bottles produced: 6.000