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Colle de’ Fossili 2017 – Fattoria Piccaratico

Colle de' Fossili 2017 - Fattoria Piccaratico
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Fattoria Piccaratico – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Colle de ‘Fossili
Varietal composition: Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2017.
Classification: Chianti D.O.C.G. (Guaranteed Controlled Designation of Origin).
Production area: Vinci (Florence).
Altitude: 40 – 50 meters above sea level
Soil: clayey.
Training method: Guyot.
Plant density: 4000 plants per hectare.
Harvest period: second half of September.
Fermentation temperature: 25° -28° C.
Skin contact: 10-15 days.
Aging: 7-10 in stainless steel vats, 3 months in the bottle before consumption.
Technical information: the grapes harvested in boxes are then destemmed and fermented in stainless steel vats, at a controlled temperature for 10-15 days. After racking, the wine is left to refine in steel vats for at least 7-10 months, after which it is bottled.

Colle de' Fossili 2017 - Fattoria Piccaratico

© Ph. Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post

Tasting Notes
Clear, bright ruby red color with light garnet color textures, consistent.
Sample with complex scents: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Hints of red flowers such as red rose and peony, berries such as currants, cherry, corn and blackberry, vanilla curry and black pepper, ground coffee and tobacco.
The taste is sapid, balanced in its components, intense, with a good persistence, of fine quality.
It is recommended in combination with a larded fillet.

4 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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