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Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita — organic wine

  • 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: 1970, 1996 and 1998.
  • Plants density: old vineyards 2800 plants per hectare; new vineyards 5000 plants per hectare.
  • Rootsocks: 420 A in the new vineyards.
  • Clones: In the new ones there is Sangiovese F9, CH 22 and Canaiolo. In the old ones the clones are unknown.
  • Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese (from the new vineyards), 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino.
  • Vinification tecnique: Each vineyard is harvested by hand in small boxes, in several steps, and divided by into several lots of grapes with some ripeness. Each lot is brewed in small separate tanks, steel and cement, which are located under the destalking machine, so that the grapes come by the sheer force of gravity in the tanks. Fermentation takes place at a temperature not exceeding -30 to 28 degrees C, and the contact with the skins continues for 25-28 days. After racking, the wine is placed in cement vats and oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. Refining technique: after the completion of malolactic fermentation, 50% of the wine is refined in barrels and French oak barrels and the rest in cement tanks, for about 12 months. Then the wine is assembled in one tank and bottled after a few months.
  • Date of bottling: February.
  • Mean analytical datas: Alcohol: 13,00% - 14,00% — Total acidity: 5,20 - 5,70 gr/ litre — Total dry extract: 27,00 - 29,00 gr/litre.

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Our agricultural firm has followed since 1998 a completely organic production, for both grapes and olives.

We currently produce about 35-40.000 bottles annually, about 70% of these are exported to the United States, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Canada and other European countries.