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Botrosecco Le Mortelle Maremma Toscana Cabernet DOC
Grape Variaty: Cabernet Sauvignon, Caberent Franc
Alcoholic Content: 14 %
Region: Central Italy, Tuscany
Volume: 0.75 L
Vinification: The grape bunches, carefully selected during the picking, were destemmed and given a soft pressing upon their arrival in the cellars, and the must and skins went into stainless steel tanks. Here the fermentation took place at a temperature held approximately to77° Fahrenheit (25° centigrade) with the precise intent of fully bringing out the characteristic varietal component of the crop and the integrity of the fruit. During the fifteen day period of skin contact, the cap of skin in the tanks were punctually bathed in order to extract only the noblest tannins. After being run off its skins, the wine went into stainless steel tanks where by the end of the year it went through a complete malolactic fermentation. Botrosecco was aged for twelve months in 60 gallon oak barrels before being bottled.
Colour: Ruby red color
Bouquet: The nose is rich and intense and is characterized by aromas of wild blackberry jam and hints of caramel along with well balanced balsamic sensations, eucalyptus and mint.
Notes: The impact on the palate is fruity and enveloping with velvety tannins and a pleasurable finish and aftertaste of chocolate and candied cherries.
Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
Suggestions To Pair: Ideal with red meat, white meat, sausages, all kinds of roasted or boiled meat, aged cheeses and soft cheeses.
FATTORIA LE MORTELLE
The Mortelle estate is in the heart of Maremma in Tuscany, near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia set in an extraordinary and fascinating position both for the territory’s unparalleled natural beauty and its historical heritage and culture. The Antinori family has been part of this territory for generations. Evidence of ownership of land in this area is recorded on a property deed dated 1863. It states their ownership of Poggio Franco, one of the best vineyards on the estate, together with other parcels of land. Since 1999, when the property was acquired, the family has dedicated their efforts to improving the vineyards and building the new winery with the firm belief that this area, slowly emerging on the Italian viticultural horizon, has great potential for the production of high quality wines. Varieties grown in this area can fully express their own characteristics as well as the exceptional qualities of the terroir.
The property extends over an area of 270 hectares (667 acres) 170 of which (420 acres) are planted with vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and other more recently planted vineyards with white grape varieties such as Vermentino, Ansonica, Viognier and a small parcel of Carménère. The soil is of medium consistency, sandy and loamy composed of clay and silica and in some parts of the estate is rich in rocky deposits.