Type: Red wine
Varietals composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: I.G.T. Marche First Year of Production: 2001
Bottles Produced: 20.000
Production Zone: Tolentino (MC)
Soil: Medium to deep soil, predominantly clay combined with limestone.
Planting Year: 1998
Yield: 5,000 kilos per hectare
Vineyard Altitude: 130 meters above sea level
Training System: Espalier, spur cordon
Planting Density: 6000
Harvest date: End of September
Winemaking: We selected the grapes for this wine from vineyards displaying the finest terroir, a combination of site and soil, to elicit the most concentrated, elegance and expressive wine that this zone has to offer.
Hand harvested, and immediately transported in crates to the winery where they were a double selection on the grapes and de-stemmed and pressed. The must (juice and skins) fermented in vetrified cement vat for 20 days at 28 °C, to extract all of heady color, flavours and aroma. Malolactic fermentation in a combination of cement vat and new tonneau. The wine was aged for 14 months in 20% new, 80% once-used French oak tonneau.
The wine was bottled in March aged 18 months in bottle.
Fermentation Vat Typology: cement vats
Aging Period: 12 months
Period of Bottling: March
Alcohol Content: 14 % Vol.
Aging Capacity: 10-12 years
Ideal Temperature for Serving: 16-18°C.
Sensorial Characteristics: Slyghtly concentrated ruby that is evolving toward garnet red with luminous highlights. Balsamic and spicy nose with echoes of berries and mineral notes. Elegant and lingering palate with velvety ripe tannins. Mineral almost irony long finish.
Food Pairings: Braised beef shank