Le Crocine 2012

Cabernet Franc 65% - Merlot 35%

Round and ripe with lovely varietal notes typical to cabernet Franc, mixed with the velvety fruits of the Merlot.

Aged in 30% new French Barrels of 225L, the rest in 3 and 4 years old 110L barrels.

Terroir:

Cabernet franc : Vineyard planted in the early years 2000 on a medium density/sandy soil type exposed north/North-West.

Merlots : Vineyard planted at the end of the 1990’s on a rich in clay type of soil, exposed west.

Vintage:

I remember 2012 as a very warm vintage that benefited colder terroir or earlier picking. 

Vinification:

The grapes were well selected then put in small vats for a short cold soak ( dry ice) before undergoing the alcoholic fermentation. After the fermentation the wine was put in French barrels of different type and age for 18 Months.

 

Possibile Abbinamento

Possible wine and food pairing:

Ossobuco alla milanese
Pizza rossa con scamorza affumicata e cipolla