Franc Riserva 2013

FRANC RISERVA

2013

AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc 100%
Exposure: West North West
Altitude: 230 mts
Soil type: Calcareous clay soils
Plants density: 6000 plants/Ha
Training system: Guyot
Yield per hectare: 70 q.li
Harvest time: September/October
Average age of vines: 8 years

ENOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Classification: I.G.T. Emilia
Bottles produced: 5.700
Harvesting: Hand-picked with selection of grapes
Fermentation temperature: < 32° C
Fermentation period: 40 days maceration on the skins
Aging 24 months in Allier’s oak barrels
Bottle aging 3 years
Alcohol content: 14,5 % Vol.

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Colour: Dark ruby colour.

Palate: Expression of spicy notes with a hint of very strong black pepper and red fruit with hints of currant. In the end the licorice supports a balsamic note linked to our calcareous clay soil.

Nose: Wide and intense with spicy notes.

Serving temperature: 16-18° C.

Food pairing: Ideal with game and goose casserole.

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