Cabernet Franc IGT Costa Toscana

2018

100% Cabernet Franc, this is part of Ampeleia's 'Monovarietali' project, highlighting single varieties and single vineyards whose special characteristics precluded them from blending in other wines. The grapes are sourced from a single parcel called "Vigna all'Asina," This vineyard sits at 500 meters above sea level. Fruit was harvested in the beginning of October at yields of 30 hl/ha. Vinification is part carbonic (20% whole cluster) and the rest destemmed. Macerations lasted around 2 weeks.  Aged 9 months in cement tanks.  5,500 bottles made. 

94 points
"We always love this idiosyncratic cabernet franc; this year, the essence-like, primary-fruited nose comes complete with sea-urchin, iodine and oyster-shell character to add to overtones of lavender, violets and citrus. Medium-bodied, soft and fruity on the palate, yet with great depth of herbal and mineral flavors. Very tangy and acidity-driven. Wonderful to drink now. "
James Suckling,
, November 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6276-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic