Rosso di Toscana 2017

Winery Fattoria di Caspri

Region Tuscany, Italy

Grapes Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 10%
ProfileBright, easy drinking, lots of glou-glou. Sour cherry, rustic earth, violet notes. Similar to Caspri Rosso- just less tannic and less acidic.
Grape GrowingDemeter certified biodynamic farming. Biodynamic vegetable crops are rotated around the property. Vineyard is completely surrounded by forest protecting it from chemicals and yeasts from other wineries. Sulfur and copper use are strictly regulated, so as to not exceed the strict limits of Demeter. The vineyards have year round cover crop. All ingredients for the tisanes are grown and foraged on property as well. Harvest is 100% by hand and using small boxes to protect the delicate condition of the fruit. The Canaiolo was left on the vine for an extra 2 weeks for a slight passito character.
WinemakingThe winery is on the property and grapes spontaneously ferment in 1500L non-temperature controlled open oak conic tanks for one month. All wines undergo the same process. No corrections are made in the winery. Unfined, unfiltered. The wines then rest in used 600L and 1500L oak barrels for 6 months before being bottled in the spring of 2018. They have been maturing in bottle ever since.
More About the WineThis is an alternative to the Rosso di Caspri, but meant for a more playful and casual occasion. Great in the evenings during the summer.

Wine Data

Alc13.5

PH3.53

RS<0.5 g/L

Sulfur55ppm

Soil80% decomposed gneiss, 20% sand

Altitude310-350m (1017-1148ft)

Vineyard Age15 years old

Production Size5,000 bottles

PairingTomato based sauce, Beets, Duck, Ossobucco, Cuisines: Central Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Balkan, Sicilian

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