Ronco dei Quattroventi IGT (Fattoria San Francesco)
Classification: Typical Geographical Indication of Calabria.
Production area: Calabria, east centre in the province of Crotone
Soil: white clay.
Altimetry: from 100 to 150 metres above sea level.
Plant breeding system: espalier with a density of under stocks of 5000 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: 55 – 65 q
Vinification: traditional fermentation with maceration for 8-12 days.
Draining and soft pressing.
Ripening: elevage in new French Oak barriques for 12 months.
Refining: two months in bottles at a controlled temperature.
Tasting: Colour – ruby red, deep, with orange shades
Scent – intense and persistent, elegant with notes of wild berries
and a wood tone, great personality.
Flavour – dry, very fine, with melted tannins, very distinguished,
with hints of raspberry, vanilla and toasted almonds
Alcoholic degree: 13,5% in vol.
Gastronomic coupling: it goes well with red meat and mature cheese.
Service Temperature: 18-20 °C.