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Le Forconate

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Ruby red with a slightly sweet aroma of pickled cherries, blackcurrants, marzipan, and a little smoke. In the mouth, it is soft and round with a little residual sweetness and several notes of cherries, but also tobacco and a dried feature of raisin at the end, which increases the complexity a little. Fine acidity and ripe tannin and nice length. A nice glass, and even at a reasonable price.

 

Producer

Le Forconate

Denomination

I.G.T.

Production Area

Tuscany

Grape Variety

 Merlot, Sangiovese

Vinification

The fermentation process includes a cold pre-fermentation maceration at a controlled temperature between 4 and 6 °C (39-42°F) with skin contact, made with 30% of the grapes. The process lasts for 4 days in an aqueous and non-alcoholic solution, in order to have, on one hand, a delicate extraction of the aromas and color, while on the other hand a wine with low tannins but well structured. The alcoholic fermentation – until the sugars end – lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks and is made in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 22 and 26°C (71-78°F). Then, a 7 days post-fermentation maceration process follows in order to extract the right structure needed for fining. The malolactic fermentation is made in oak in order to give the wine smoothness and persistence.

Aging

3 months in French oak barrique, then for 8 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling

ABV

14.%

Color

Deeply red and impenetrable

Notes

Hints of cherry blackcurrant and wild cherry teamed with very subtly toasted notes

Taste

Structured, full-bodied and smooth never bitter tannins

Food Pairing

Tasty pasta dishes, Tuscan cold cuts, roast red meats of all kinds and game

Serving Temperature

16º-18º C/ 60º-64º F

Vintage

2017

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