FORLI ROSSO INDICAZIONE GEOGRAFICA TIPICA
Since 2005, we have invested in this project . Mainly bordeaux-style with a pinch of sangiovese, it is proof of how international vine species – such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot – succeed in achieving outstanding quality productions in the land of romagna. The varietals that produce these grapes are those from plot number 25, which gives the wine its name.
Denomination: Igt Forli Rosso
Vineyards: grapes come from a small estate-owned vineyard
Vineyard area: 0.9 hectares
Vine growing: 5.000 vines per hectare, cordon spur trained
Grape variety: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese, 20 years old on average
Altitude: 100 meters above sea level
Harvesting: after a careful selection in the vineyards, grapes are hand- picked and carried to the cellar: theMerlot at the beginning of September; early October for the other grapes
Yield: 3.000 l per hectare
Vinification: alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats under controlled temperature with repeated crushing for at least 21 days
Maturation: in tonneaux for about 14 months
Refining: in bottle for at least 8 months
Production: 2.000 bottles
Organoleptic features: sweet red fruits: currant, blackberry and ripe cherry hints laced with fi ne sweet and spicy notes. Rich-textured wine, very well-balanced, with fruit which is enhanced by wood; ample and long in the mouth with a velvety, minerally finish.