RUSCOLO IGT TOSCANA
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grape variety: Sangiovese 60%, Colorino 10%, Pugnitello 15%, Canaiolo 5%, Malvasia 10%
Characteristics of the production area
Altitude: 180 m asl
Soil type :Marine silty clay with a yellowish or more frequently grey-whitish color,with presence of marine fossils and high presence of limestone.
Exposure: West , South West , and North East
Planting density : 5000 plants per hectare
Training system: Spur pruning system and Guyot
Average age of vineyards: 10 years
Winemaking and ageing
Yeld per hectare : 4.5/5.5 tons /ha
Harvesting period: from 7 to 20 September
Manual harvesting, de-stemming, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, at controlled temperature. Devatting after about 10 days of maceration. Malolactic fermentation and ageing on noble lees for 3 months.
Intense ruby red color, the nose has evident notes of dark cherry and berries, surrounded by floral and spicy scents. Of good structure and, above all, of great drinkability, fresh and balanced.
Wine Pairing: Excellent with cold cuts, main courses with red sauces and with medium ripening cheeses.