Producer: The Braccesca
Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Alcohol content: 13%
Production Zone: Cortona, Arezzo - Toscana
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Serving suggestions: Red meat grilled meat, game, mature cheeses
Service: 18-20 ° C.
Colour: Intense purple color
Aroma: The nose gives off notes typical of the grape as white fruits combined with tobacco and pepper
Palate: The palate is full and smooth, with notes of white peach, plum and blackberry, along with notes of tobacco and spices, accompanied throughout the tasting.
Climate: The winter was characterized by mild temperatures and abundant rainfall, which made it possible to replenish the water reserves of the soil after a drought. The last 10 days of April ended the budding of the varieties is early (Merlot and Syrah) and late (Sangiovese), thanks to a strong rise in temperatures. Both the spring that summer in 2013 were fresh and characterized by abundant rainfall. This has not damaged the development of the plant, which took place on a regular basis, only slightly delaying the period of ripening of the grapes. Despite being a late harvest, it led to a smooth and balanced ripening of the grapes.
vinification: Syrah vineyards intended for Achelo was collected from the middle of September. After de-stemming and crushing berries, started the maceration of the grapes in the cellar, prior to cold weather (10 ° C), so as to extract the typical aromas of the grape in aqueous solution, then with temperatures no higher than 28 ° C , with the objective of maintaining the aromas and the integrity of the fruit. After about 10 days the wine was made for the 70% Wood, where he held the malolactic fermentation and where it began its period of maturation. The remainder carried out the steel refining.
Historical data: Fattoria La Braccesca, which together covers a total area of 471 hectares, is composed of two separate bodies: the historic core of the company that is located in the Montepulciano area, with 103 ha of vineyards in the best sub for production of Nobile di Montepulciano; the other, with 213 hectares of vineyards, located at the foot of the hills surrounding Cortona.