Type: Red Wine
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Code: FORC001
A wonderful blend of Sangiovese and Merlot grapes awarded 91/100 by James Suckling - quite delicious!
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Le Forconate

Le Forconate is situated at the feet of Monte Cetona, between Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, a little-known area that is producing excellent results. There are some 28 hectares of vineyards with Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Vermentino and… Sagrantino. At the estate they are putting the finishing touches on a new winery that will hold some 130 barriques and produce around 3,000hl of wine. The production style is modern, and there is no excess use of wood for the wines which are balanced and very well made.
"This blend of Sangiovese and Merlot has aromas of baking spice, tilled soil and mocha. The straightforward palate offers black plum, espresso and cedar alongside relaxed tannins." Wine Enthusiast
Drink alongside cold cuts and cheeses
With soils composed mainly of clay, sand and limestone, the vines are harvested in the second half of September. After a careful selection of the best grapes, vinification is carried out in steel at a controlled temperature between 22 ° C and 28 ° C. After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine ages in barrique for at least 12 months.

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