COSTA TOSCANA I.G.T.
Made exclusively from Cabernet Franc, it owes its name to Arca Aurita, the fossil shell of marine origin that has been present for millions of years in the soils of the Estate and gives this wine its mellow mineral tone. It is the top wine of Podernovo, the Lunelli family’s property on the Tuscan coast that has been certified organic since 2012.
A deep and concentrated bright ruby red.
Excellent depth and concentration, which increases with oxygenation in the glass. Suggestions of cocoa powder, blackcurrant preserve and rosemary, give way to subtle, elegant spicy and balm-like hints.
Solid yet elegant structure, which highlights the soft and extremely fine tannins. The long finish reveals once again the intense tanginess contributed by the fossils in the estate’s soils.
Cabernet Franc 100%.
Auritea comes from the Olmo vineyard, situated on the eastern side of the Podernovo hill.
Type of soil
Medium-textured soil, silty, with a highish clay content and rich in fossil shells of marine origin.
Cordon Spur, 5680 vines per hectare.
38 hl per ha.
Cold maceration prior to fermentation at 12°C for 42 hours. Maximum vinification temperature of 26°C - 28°C, in stainless steel.
Lenght of maceration
20 - 25 days with light irrigation of the cap, so as to slowly extract only the gentler part of the tannins.
18 months in French oak barriques.
At least 12 months in bottle.
First year of production