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Rocca di Frassinello
Ornello Maremma Toscana DOC
Toscana

The image used on the label represents the “Maremma cowboy” a symbol of elegance and strength typical of Maremma. Still today, Ornello is the name of the wooden lance used to move cattle. The only Rocca di Frassinello wine with Syrah, this wine has a full and rich character with a nice elegance and freshness, typical of the winery style.


Owner: Paolo Panerai
Website: www.castellare.it/eng/introFrassinello.html
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 40% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah

Vineyard Location: Giuncarico/Gavorrano-Grosseto
Orientation: South west, South east
Elevation: From 40 to 100 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1999-2003
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 5,900/Ha
Soil: Schist soil and medium mixture rich on clay and skeleton

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

Aging Process
10 months in 225 L French barrique, bottle refined for six months.

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red
Bouquet: On the nose it is intense and complex with notes of spices, mint, and chocolate
Flavor: On the palate the wine, savory and long, is full-bodied and round with supple and velvety tannins
Pairings: Excellent with meat dishes, cold cuts, and ripe cheese

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 50,000 bottles