Il Paradiso di Frassina '12 UVE' Maremma Super Tuscan IGT 2009
By James Suckling
Il Paradiso di Frassina Maremma Toscana '12 UVE'
Date: October 20th, 2014
Aromas of oyster shell, berry and flower. Full-bodied, succulent and juicy with firm tannins. I like the savory character to this wine. A blend of a dozen organically grown red grapes: sangiovese, morellino, cabernet sauvignon, cesanese, syrah, petit verdot, merlot, ancellotta, alicante, cabernet franc, tannat and canaiolo. Drink or hold.
By Il Paradiso Di Frassina
'12 UVE' Maremma Toscana IGT
Grape Varieties: Two clones of Sangiovese 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cesanese d'Affile 10%, Syrah 10%, Petit Verdot 8%, Merlot 6%, Ancellotta 6%, Alicante Bouschet 5%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Tannat 3%, Canaiolo 3%
Location: In the north Maremma hills (15 acres)
Altitude: 200 m (650 ft)
Soil Type: Sandy, clay loam
Pruning & Trellising: To short spurs on permanent cordons and guyot
Grape Yield: 32 hl/ha
No. of Bottles: 6000 - 8000 bottles
Picking: By hand from mid-September onwards
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel vats
Ageing: 36 months in French oak tonneaux (5 hl) and barrels (10 hl)
Pre-release: Bottled wines rest 12 months in our cellars
A wine with an extraordinary sensory power. It is almost impossible to give a virtual definition of the sensory elements of this wine, owing to the complex variety of its clones. It shows continuous changes in taste suggesting scents of fruit, of vegetable, spices, tobacco and minerals.
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