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Rocca di Frassinello
Rapture of the Grape David LaChapelle Maremma Toscana IGT

Owner: Paolo Panerai
Website: www.castellare.it/eng/introFrassinello.html
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

Orientation: West to East (Sangioveto); South (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)
Elevation: From 40 to 100 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1999-2000
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 5,800/Ha
Soil: Schist soil and medium mixture rich on clay and skeleton

Maceration on the skins with frequent delestages and pumpings over for 20-25 days. Fermentation using natural yeasts in stainless steel for 15-20 days at a controlled temperature of 27°C.

Aging Process
24 months in 225L French barriques; 18 months bottle refined.

Tasting Notes
Color: Intense ruby red color
Bouquet: Sweet red berries, roses and licorice are among the aromas and flavors that emerge from this great red
Flavor: Entrancing, intriguing sip, without ever exaggerating in its depth, fresh and elegant. Enchanting both when young as well as after ageing, possibly for decades.
Pairings: Ideal with long-cooked meat dish and barbecues. Delicious with aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 3,000 bottles