Basilica del Cortaccio

Cabernet Sauvignon

Indicazione Geografica Tipica

Basilica del Cortaccio, an elite vineyard in Cafaggio, comprises 4.2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, with sensorial attributes that reflect a fine ‘terroir’, evoking the variety of origin. Produced for the first time in 1989, the Basilica del Cortaccio variety is grown according to the principles of organic farming.

  • Vine:Cabernet Sauvignon (clones: 338-118-191-151- 169; rootstock: 110 Richter)
  • Vineyard location:Cortaccio, Conca d’Oro and Panzano in Chianti
  • Exposure and altitude:south-west, 355 m ASL
  • Soil composition:silty-clay loam soil, originating from grey and olive green marl limestone and calcareous sandstone of ‘Argille scagliose’ (scaly clay) formation.
  • Training system:spurred cordon
  • Planting density:7,200 vines/hectare
  • Vinification process: manual harvesting in mid-October, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking of the marc through manual pressing and pump-overs with air, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 18 months in French oak (Tronçais and Allier) barriques that have been used once previously (medium-toasted), and bottle-aged for six months before sales start.
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