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Terenzi / Viticoltori in Scansano

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Francesca Romana

Toscana IGT

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A unique interpretation in Toscana of the international wine varieties of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, characterized by a rare freshness and elegance and easy to drink.

Technical features

  • Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
  • Soil: Chalky, meagre and well-exposed sandy terrain
  • Vine training system: Cordon Spur
  • Vine density: 5,000 vines per hectare
  • Grape yield: 6.5 tonnes/ha
  • Harvest: End of September
  • Pressing: De-stemming and partial rupturing of the grapes
  • Type of press: Pneumatic
  • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature
  • Temperature: 28°-30°C
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Maceration on the skins: During the alcoholic fermentation
  • Malolactic fermentation: Carried out spontaneously in stainless steel tanks
  • Maturation: 18 months in French oak barriques
  • Bottle ageing: 6 months

Description

  • Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet tinges
  • Fragrance: Hints of spices and ripe red fruit notes
  • Taste: Rounded, warm and full-bodied, with rich spicy tones and a long finish enhanced by ripe, velvety tannins

How to taste it

  • Pairing: Ideal with grilled or spit-roast meat, especially Chianina beef. It is also excellent with soups, roasts and game.
  • Initial serving temperature: 16°-17°C

Origin and Data sheet

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Awards

Francesca Romana Toscana IGT awards 93/100: WINE ADVOCATE

Francesca Romana Toscana IGT awards 2015: 4 TRALCI VITAE