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|Winemaker||Azienda Agricola Capitoni Marco|
|Alcoholic strength||14% vol.|
|Grapes||Sangiovese 95%, Canaiolo e Colorino 5%|
|Awards||AIS Quattro Viti|
The winery selection, only produced in particularly favourable years weather-wise.
This is the oldest expression of our vineyards, a plot planted in 1973.
The blend consists of classic Tuscan grape varieties, enhanced by the use of large wooden barrels for ageing to obtain a very traditional wine with the particularly confident features of the local area, a strong indication of its Tuscan character.
The name “FRASI” was chosen because every vintage corresponds to a different phrase. Every year the label shows a new phrase – a metaphor to describe the nature of this vintage and our state of mind for this year.
Soil: sandy-silty texture, to be precise: Pliocene seabed, as demonstrated by the many fragments of fossilised shells.
Altitude 464 m a s.l.
Vineyard: Surface area 1 hectare. Year planted 1973. Bilateral spurred cordon training.
Grapes: Sangiovese mainly, with a little Canaiolo and very little Colorino.
Harvested: the last week of September by hand, and placed in baskets.
Vinification: after destemming, it is fermented in stainless steel where the transformation of sugars into alcohol takes place naturally without the addition of yeasts, enzymes or anything else, in order to best enhance the grape's own special and peculiar features. The must stayed on the skins for 18 days. During this period I alternated pumping-over and punching-down manually every 6 hours.
Ageing: after devatting the wine stayed in stainless steel for 15 days to facilitate sedimenting of the gross lees. Than i racked the wine into 33 hl Allier oak barrels where it remained for 24 months.
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