CHIANTI RUFINA DOCG
Name of the wine: Frascole
First year of production: 1992
Agricolture: organic since 1999
Description of the vineyards: The soil composition is a clay loam originated by the geological formation called “Marl of Vicchio” (marl and clay marl).
Exposure: south , south-west – Pruning tecnique: unilateral cordon
Planting years: 1996 and 1998
Plants density: 5000 plants per hectare – Rootsocks: 420 A
Clones: Sangiovese F9 , CH 22
Grape varieties: 90 % Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino
Vinification tecnique: Each vineyard is harvested by hand in several steps as soon the grapes are ripe. They are collected in small boxes and they ferment in small separate vats ( steel and cement ), situated in the cellar under the destemmer , so that they go directly for gravity in the tanks.
Fermentation takes place at a temperature not exceeding 28-30 degrees and the maceration continues for 25-28 days.
Refining technique: after the malolactic fermentation, 40% of the wine is refined in barrels, oak containers and the rest in cement tanks, for about 12 months. Then the wine is blended in one big vat and bottled after a few months
Date of bottling: Spring
Mean analytical datas : Alcohol: 13,00 -14,00 % – Total acidity: 5,20 – 5,70 gr/ litre
Total dry extract: 27 – 29,00 gr/litre