Piaggia - Poggio de’Colli Cabernet Franc Toscana 2010
Piaggia - Poggio de’Colli Cabernet Franc Toscana 2010 (92 TSW)
Now talking about a 100% Cabernet Franc from Tuscany (Carmignano). A wonderful wine at this age.
Through the use of old French clones present on the estate and after years of careful vinification and specific wine tastings, they started producing a monovarietal Cabernet Franc: Poggio de' Colli.
The grapes are picked by hand and fermenting is done in open wooden vats for 2 weeks, the hat is regularly pressed down by hand for optimal extraction of fragrances, colors and flavors. Natural yeast is used for fermentation. After this, the wine goes into French barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 12 months. During maturation, the wine is regularly transferred to new barrels to separate the sediment from the wine. There is no filtration or clarification before bottling, so the wine can develop in the bottle depot.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep dark garnet red color with brownish rim.
On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, berries and plums with hints of wet ground, cedar, mushrooms, chocolate, spices and animal hints.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and fine (ripe) and well integrated hints. Very well balanced, soft in the mouth and for me opened at the right moment. A long and smoky spicy finish. Very well done.
To pair with hearty roasted, grilled meat dishes of beef, veal, aged lamb and game, stews, risottos with intense mushroom flavors, spicy, hard and blue vein cheeses.
The Piaggia domain is located in Poggio a Caiano, about 14 kilometers west of Firenze. Mauro Vannucci settled there in the 1970s and bought 15 hectares of vineyard in the Carmignano appellation.
He produced the first Carmignano Riserva in 1991. Meanwhile, his daughter Silvia is at the helm of the domain and many more vineyards were bought. In 2014, the domain has a total of approximately 25 hectares, 15 of which are planted with vines.