Rocca di Castagnoli

Le Pratola

Toscana IGT

The Le Pratola vineyard is located at 400 meters above sea level and is well-exposed to the sun, but well-protected when the sun is at its maximum intensity. The temperature change at night promotes slow and well-balanced maturation, with sweet tannins and complex extracts. The soil, which is rich in Galestro stone, is well-drained and provides minerality and natural acid tones.

GRAPE VARIETY 100% Merlot

VINEYARD  Le Pratola

SOIL  Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and limestone.

VINEYARD SIZE  4 ha

VINEYARD AGE  20 years old

EXPOSURE  North/south

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  400m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning

HARVEST  First half of October

MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel

AGING At least 18 months in barriques at various stages, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 7,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE Le Pratola is a perfectly balanced red wine with a very concentrated ruby red color with violet hues. The nose features striking notes of black cherry, followed by hints of chocolate, cinnamon, tobacco and black pepper. Very soft and meaty on the palate, thanks to the delicate tannins. Very lingering finish.

PAIRING Grilled meat and medium-aged cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.