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Sassofratto 2016 – Fattoria Piccaratico

Sassofratto 2016 - Fattoria Piccaratico
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Fattoria Piccaratico – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Sassofratto
Variety composition: Sangiovese, Colorino.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: Chianti Superiore D.O.C.G..
Production area: Vinci (Florence).
Altitude: 40 – 50 meters above sea level.
Soil: clayey.
Training method: Guyot.
Plant density: 4,000 plants per hectare.
Harvest period: second half of September.
Fermentation temperature: 25°-28° C.
Aging: After malolactic fermentation, 20% of the wine is aged for 5 months in French oak barrels. Aging for 6 months in the bottle before being released for consumption.

Sassofratto 2016 - Fattoria Piccaratico

© Ph. Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post

Tasting Notes
Clear, intense ruby red color with purple reflections, consistent.
Complex sample in the range of its scents: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Pot pourri of red flowers, black berries such as black currant and blackberry, black pepper and cinnamon, cigar and chocolate, balsamic note.
In the mouth what is perceived in the nose is confirmed. The wine is fresh, fairly balanced in its components, full-bodied, persistent and of fine quality.
It is recommended in combination with braised veal

3 Lupetti

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Fattoria Piccaratico
Via Piccaratico, 9
50059 Spicchio – Vinci (FI)
Phone: +39 0571 509143

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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