Duca del Argillone Riserva DOC (Fattoria San Francesco)
Classification: Guaranted Quality Cirò D.o.c. Red Classic Superior Reserve.
Production area: Calabria, east centre in the province of Crotone.
Soil: white clay and rich of calcium.
Altimetry: from 50 to 100 metres above sea level.
Plant breeding system: espalier with a density of understocks of 5600 plants per hectare.
Climate: Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm and dry summers.
Grape harvest: manual, first week of October.
Yield per hectare of grapes: 40 – 55 qts.
Vinification: traditional fermentation with 15 days steeping, drawing o and soft pressing.
Ripening: élevage in French Oak barriques for 18-24 months.
Refining: four months in bottles at a controlled temperature.
Tasting: Color – deep ruby red, with garnet tones, good tone and intensity.
Scent – intense, complex, alcoholic but, at the same time, elegant and persistent,
smell of dried fruit, hints of minerals, hints of tobacco and vanilla complete and
give fullness to the bouquet.
Flavour – full-bodied, important, intense, enveloping and balanced, gives fullness
to the palate, the tannins, not too aggressive, they are well blended with acidity,
Flavour and alcohol, the progression is attractive, the long aromatic return is a
continuous stimulus to a new pleasure in which is revealed the Mediterranean
soul of this wine.
Alcoholic degree: 14% vol.
Gastronomic coupling: dishes of fine Mediterranean cuisine, ideal for red meat roasts and
stews, game and grilled, seasoned cheese.
Service temperature: we recommend decanting to fully appreciate the roundness and
elegance of the wine. Serve at 16-18°C in large balloon glass.