Fattoria di Basciano Vigna Il Corto
WHY WE LOVE IT
- “Vigna Il Corto” is located on the south-eastern slope of the property, on a soil of medium consistencey of clay-limestone and dense sandstone.
- Futhermore, the particular characteristics of this vineyard, Fattoria di Basciano have decided to vinify it alone as a “cru” since 1993.
Varietal Composition: 90% Sangiovese 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elaboration: Harvest and vinification of the two grapes together. Fermentation at controlled temperature between 25 and 28°C, followed by maceration (skin contact) of about 25 days. The malolactic fermentation is completed in tanks, then it ages for 18 months in French oak barrels, half new and half at second passage. Bottle aged for 6 months before release.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red color; intense and complex bouquet, with berry and cherry aromas and flavors, and well-integrated hints of vanilla. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with velvety ripe tannins, and a long finish.
Since the beginning of the 20th century the Masi family has owned the Fattoria di Basciano estate. The Masi family have been making wine here for three generations. They are located right in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area, on thee top of a hill overlooking the Argomenna Valley on one side, and the right bank of the Sieve river on the other. The vineyards are at an elevation of almost 1000′ above sea level, lying on a very stony soil, locally known as “Galestro”. The micro-climate is ideal for the ripening of grapes and olives. It is dry, with light breezes, marked by scarcity of rain and a remarkable range of night and day temperature in summertime. The 75 Ha property is divided by vineyards (35 Ha), olive orchards (20 Ha), and forest land (20 Ha).