vino filippone

FILIPPONE

TOSCANA
Indicazione Geografica Tipica

Black currant, bitter cherry, licorice, leather and sage are discernible in this rich, complex and well-structured red wine with a fruity and spicy finish


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THE VINEYARDS


Grapes: Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 50%
Harvest time: mid September (Merlot) last days of September (Sangiovese)
Type of harvest: hand selection of grapes
Soil type: medium, loose
Altitude: 300/400 meters a.s.l
Orientation: South-West
Average of vineyards: 21 years
Training system: horizontal spurred cordon
Planting density: 5.200 vines per hectare
Grape production: 50 quintals per hectare

THE CELLAR


Vinification method: the grapes are de-stemmed, soft pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature with the addition of selected yeasts. Maceration lasts 12 days for Merlot and 20 days for Sangiovese.
Ageing method: ageing takes place in French oak tonneaux for 24 months, followed by at least 12 months in bottle.

AT TABLE


Pairing: important meat dishes, game roasts, hard, tasty and strong cheese. Perfect as a meditation wine.
Serving: it is advisable to open the bottle a couple of hours before drinking. To be served at a temperature between 16° and 18° C.