Frascole Frascole Frascole "Torre di Vico" DOCG 2015 Download PDF

Winery Frascole
Varieties85% Sangiovese / 10% Canaiolo and Colorino / 5 White Trebbiano and White Mavasia
Farming Practicesorganic
Soilsclay loam originated by the geological formation called "Marl of Vicchio" (marl and clay marl)
Trellis systemunilateral cordon pruning
Harvest Techniqueby hand into 15kg lugs
Year Vines Were Planted1967 / 1970
Fermentationdestemmed, crushed, and gravity into steel tank (capacity 110 hectoliters); temperature controlled fermentation with 10-15 day skin maceration
Malolacticfull MLF in concrete tank
Maturation12 months in vat with occasional racking off of lees
Finingnatural settling and racking
Item NoIT690-15
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Tuscany

The Frascole estate overlooks the Tuscan town of Dicomano.  The estate property goes from an altitude of 350 m. at the Pieve di S. Jacopo to the 470 m. at the Castello del Pozzo and then gently continue uphill to meet the Apennines.  Dicomano lies in this small corner of Tuscany, where the Mugello valley ends and the Valdisieve begins, where the Comano and Sieve rivers flow together.

Frascole extends over 100 hectares, a few hectares are at the bottom of the valley but the majority of the vines are set on the hill of Frascole, growing olives and grapes. The origins of the farm go back to Roman times.  This estate has been passed down through the generations of the family.  Frascole is known for preserving tradition and promoting the unprecedented value of Tuscany.  Their wines include: "Frascole" and "Bitornino", both Chianti Rufina DOCG wines, "Frascole Riserva" Chianti Riserva DOCG, Super-Tuscan "Venia" Toscana IGT, Vinsanto Chianti Rufina DOC.

Since 1998, the entire agricultural estate follows organic agricultural methods. This has meant the renewal of their entire system, from growing high density, low yield vineyards through the use of compact farming and thinning out.  In recent years, the wine cellar has been completely renovated and enlarged with the creation of a new vinification room and aging cellar.