ROSSO DI TOSCANA I.G.T. “POGGIO FALCONE”
True cru of the estate and produced exclusively in the best vintages, Poggio Falcone represents a valid example of Tuscan wines of new generation become famous and appreciated as “Supertuscans”. This wine bears the name of our most exposed vineyard in which the character and elegance of Sangiovese blend in a complementary manner with the power of international vines giving life to a wine of great concentration and structure.
A minimum of 50% Sangiovese, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and any other complementary varieties in small varying percentage depending on the year.
VINEYARDS LOCATION: Midsized hill 150-200 mt above sea level
SOIL: Medium textured with layers of loam, volcanic tuff and clay.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred Cordon, Simple Guyot
DENSITY OF PLANTING:
4.700 vines per hectare in new plantings
3.000 vines per hectare in old plantings
Optimum microclimate conditions with significant differences in temperature between day and night ideal for the development and maintenance of coloring and aromatic substances.
WINE PRODUCTION:Maximum of 50 Hl/Ha
By hand with bunches of grapes selected on the basis of ripeness. Single varieties are harvested separately.
WINE-MAKING AND MATURATION:
Fermentation occurs under controlled temperature (27°C) in medium sized (120 HL) stainless steel vats, with frequent pumping over and déléstage (rack and return). Long maceration (18-20 days). Aging in small wooden casks (barriques and tonneaux) for a minimum of 8 months. Maturation in the bottle for at least 10 months. The wine is marketed approximately 18-20 months after the harvest.
An intense ruby red colour, with aromas of dried fruit. An extremely elegant and fine wine. Excellent structure and softness. Its balance enhances the aromas and fruitiness. Excellent longevity in good vintages.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20°C
Mushroom soups and first courses with meat sauces, grilled meat and mature cheeses.