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BARONE RICASOLI CASALFERRO MERLOT 2016

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CASALFERRO 2016:  IGT TUSCANY

GRAPES:
100% Merlot

SOIL
Brown soils, clayey and poor in organic matter determine its exclusive personality of a great Chianti Merlot.

HARVEST
Harvested by hand by selecting the best grapes from the Casalferro vineyard between 8 and 12 September 2016.

VINIFICATION
Thermo-regulated at 24 ° C-27 ° C with maceration on the skins for 14-18 days.

AGING
18 months in 30% new tonneau.

BOTTLING
May 31, 2017

VINEYARD Planting year: 1993

Density: 5500-6600 plants / ha

Surface: 5ha

Training system: spurred cordon

Altitude: 400m

Exposure: south

Rootstock: 420A

SOIL: Brown, clayey and poor in organic matter soils determine its exclusive personality of a great Chianti Merlot.

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE Autumn and winter were mild; in spring the temperatures were normal. The summer was hot and dry. A few rainy events at the end of July and mid-August gave breath to the plants, helping them in the veraison phase. The harvest period was characterized by medium-high temperatures for the period during the day and with temperature drops of 10 ° C-15 ° C during the night, favoring the accumulation of phenolic compounds.

HARVEST: Harvested by hand by selecting the best grapes from the Casalferro vineyard between 8 and 12 September 2016.

VINIFICATION Thermo-regulated at 24 ° C-27 ° C, with maceration on the skins for 14/18 days.

AGING 18 months in 30% new tonneau.

BOTTLING November 22, 2018

DATA SHEET

Alcohol: 14.42%

Total acidity: 5.82 g / L pH: 3.25

Net dry extract: 29.05 g / L

Total polyphenols (in Gallic acid): 2367 g / L

 

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