DESIGNATION: IGT Lazio Cabernet Franc Bio (IGP) GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Cabernet Franc PRODUCTION AREA: Frascati (ROME), Italy
SOIL AND CLIMATE: The ancient presence of the Regillus Lake, made the subsoil more easily cultivable and rich of minerals as potassium that constantly regulates the hydration of the vine. Here vines benefit from a soil made of volcanic tuff and basalt, a favorable Mediterranean climate – thanks to the shielding offered by Roman hills as well as to the influence of Tyrrhenian sea which mitigates thermal excursions – with mild winters and summers are warm but ventilated.
ALTITUDE: 200/250 m above sea level EXPOSURE: South/East
PRUNING SYSTEM: Double Guyot
AGE OF THE VINES:10 years old
YIELD PER HECTARE: 40 tons per hectare
VINTAGE: Vintage 2019 was largely consistent with local standards: moderate rainfall in the winter and average temperatures in summer. The grapes reached the perfect phenolic maturity and technological ripeness.
HARVESTING: Manual harvesting into crates with careful selection of the grapes from the first half of October.
VINIFICATION AND AGING: After a further selection of the best grapes, maceration and fermentation occur in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for 15-20 days, without sulphur dioxide. The wine is aged 5 months in french hoak barrels (barriques – 225 l) and 4 months in bottle.
POTENTIAL AGING: 5 years
TASTING NOTES: Intense rubin red color, with orange reflections. On the nose, intense and rich notes of cherries, sour cherries, raspberries accompanied by vegetal hints of brushwood, pepper and spices like black pepper, liquorice, and mint. Smooth and warm palate with great acidity, velvety tannins and good length. To be served at 16° C, to try, especially in summer, colder (14° C).
FOOD&WINE PAIRINGS: Perfect with pasta and meat dishes and truffle risotto. It goes perfectly with grilled or cooked in oven red meat like hamburger, roast and abbacchio (lamb), typical of the area. To try with big fatty fish (salmon, tuna, snapper).
Bottles: 3 liters
Quantity: 1 Bottle