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LE FATTORIE 2014

Denomination: Cabernet Franc I.G.T. Toscana

Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc

Altitude: 270 m s.l.m.

Soil: medium-textured with prevalence of sandy component

Age of vineyards: 9 years

Training system: cordon spur

Planting density: 5,600 plants per hectare

Yeld per hectare: 6 tons

Yeld of grapes in wine: 65%

Vinification system: cold maceration on the skins for 3-4 days

Primary fermentation: in stainless steel at 20-23° C

Malolactic fermentation: 9-10 months in casks and then in the bottle

Colour: intense ruby red with purplish highlights

Perfume: redolent of ripe small red-berry fruit such as blackberries, amarena and morello cherries verging towards jam before opening into sweet and very intense spiciness.

Flavour: warm and caressing to the palate, a succession of soft sensations linked to an elegant and velvety tannin sustained by a note of fresh acidity. Colour, complexity and persistence immediately predict that this wine is destined to a long and fascinating evolution.

Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.

Total acidity: 5,10 g/l

PH: 3,65

Dry extract: 30,05 g/l

Serving temperature: 18° C

Food matches: excellent served as an accompaniment to mature sheep’s milk cheeses and fruit chutney. First courses of fresh egg pasta with lamb or hare sauce. Roast duck and roasts in general; sublime on a pork fillet in ham crust with chestnuts or morello cherries with reduced red wine.

Number of bottles produced: N.D.