Cabernet Franc – Merlot from Toscana IGT, Italy – 750ml
Vineyard NotesIn the early 1980s the first vines were planted on the west facing clay rich soils of the Masseto hillside. Geological studies had suggested that this might be a special site and the battles between the celebrated oenologist André Tchelistcheff and the
WinemakingThe grapes were harvested by hand in 15 kg crates. After destemming and light crushing, the grapes were transferred to concrete tanks by gravity, without any pumping. Every single lot of the vineyard was vinified separately. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with wild yeast at temperatures around 25-28°C, with two to three pump-overs a day and délestages when appropriate. Total time in tanks ranged between 21 to 25 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels, with 50% new oak. After the first 12 month of aging the wine was blended and put back into barrels for a further 3 months before bottling.
AgeingAfter the first 12 month of aging the wine was blended and put back into barrels for a further 3 months before bottling.
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Cabernet Franc – Merlot
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