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Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

The 40-year old Cabernet Franc vines used for this wine were discovered by chance during a renovation in the 1990’s. The resulting wine escapes the traditional profile of a Cabernet Franc, a product of rustic tannins and a distinctive herbal aroma. The very low yield per plant and the area’s predominantly warm climate make this wine full-bodied and rich with elegant tannins.

A deep red color, Vignamaggio’s Cabernet Franc has a full aroma, particularly fruity with pleasant notes of bell peppers, typical of the variety. Enjoy with herbed and spiced dishes, roasted pork, beef burgers, roasts or stews, lamb.

- 2009 rated 92 AG (Vinous)

- 2010 rated 93 AG (Vinous)

- 2011 rated 93 AG, 93 JS

Winery

Vignamaggio

Region

Toscana

Varietal

100% Cabernet Franc (from 40-year-old vines)

Location of Vineyards

Greve in Chianti

Orientation

South-West

Altitude

350 meters above sea level

Type of Cultivation

In conversion to organic.

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand in early October. A careful selection is made in the vineyards and on sorting belts in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature for approx 18 days.

Aging

Once malolactic fermentation is over, the wine is aged in 225lt French barriques for 18-24 months, then 6 months in bottle prior to release.

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

6-9,000 bottles

Oenologist

Giorgio Marone (enologist), Francesco Naldi (agronomist)