Agricola Leuta Cabernet Franc 2016 1.5L

Cabernet Franc IGT Toscana comes from a vineyard cultivated in Cortona – Tuscany – IT -. The intrinsic characteristics of the soil and the distinctiveness of the climate guarantee the production of wines of particular intensity and elegance. This is the first vineyard in the Cortona area dedicated exclusively to Cabernet Franc, a varietal that over the years has demonstrated remarkable results in this terroir. 

C: brilliant ruby red

N: Prevalent balsamic notes, sage, and chocolate in concert with spicy sensations that recall tobacco and dried fig. Delicate perception of green pepper and remarkable fruit intensity of wild berries and cherries.

B: intense and full-bodied, dense, with a harmonious balance of fruit/wood. Extremely velvety tannins and superb persistence with a finish of walnut and toasted almonds.

Ideal in combination with game meats.


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Varietal: Cabernet Franc 100%

Wine type: Dry Red Wine

Terroir: Cortona – Val di Chiana – Toscana – Italia

Elevation: 315-325 mt. slm, mid hills

Cru’ and Vineyard name: San Lorenzo, Tenuta Leuta

Soil type: clay and silt

Training method: single arm and spur

Exposition- row orientation: West and South – ritocchino

Year planted: 2002

Spacing and Plant density: 1,80 x 0,70 mt. – 7500 plants per hectare

Vineyard Size – age of the vines: 1,1 ha – 16 years

Cultivation and method: certified organic

Harvest method: grape selection and manual harvest in small crates from the end of Semptember to beginning of October

Yield per hectare and per plant: 70 – 50, 0,9 kg/plant

Destemming and crushing: destemming and light crushing

Maceration: pumpovers and delestges at controlled temperature

Pressing: none

Duration and temperature of fermentation: 25-30 gg. between 24 and 27 degrees C. in stainless steel

Yeast: indigenous

Malolactic fermentation: done in barriques

Aging: on the lees for 6 months in barriques and another 12 months in barriques

Refinement in the bottle: 12 months

Filtration and bottling: June – July

Bottle production: 4000

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