The top label, Rocca di Frassinello is the highest expression of this Italian-French project. A wine able to mix strength, intensity and elegance with delicate tannins which express its fullness. This wine was created from a collaboration between Christian Le Sommer, enologist of Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite, and Alessandro Cellai.
Owner: Paolo Panerai
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 60% Sangioveto, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Location: Giuncarico/Gavorrano-Grosseto
Orientation: West to East (Sangioveto); South (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Elevation: From 40 to 100 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1999-2000
Trellising: Spurred cordon
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.
14 months in 225L French barriques; 11 months bottle refined.
Color: Intense ruby red
Bouquet: Sweet red berries, roses and licorice are among the aromas and flavors that emerge from this great red
Flavor: Polish and supremely elegant personality. Great structure with a pleasant long finish
Pairings: Ideal with long-cooked meat dish and barbecues. Delicious with aged cheeses
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 60-62°F
Production: 50,000 bottles