Cesanese D'Affile

Cesanese D'Affile

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Grape variety Cesanese D'Affile
Synonyms cesanese ad acino piccolo, cesanese del Piglio, cesanese d'Olevano.
Grape colour Red grape
Aromas Neutral
Vigour Medium-Good
Ripening End of August, early September.
Productivity Media and not always constant.
Areas of cultivation It is particularly popular in Lazio, in the provinces of Frosinone and Rome, but it is also found in Tuscany, Umbria and Liguria.
History It seems to have been known since the tenth century BC and that some emperors, including Nerone and Trajan, settled in the noblest area of ​​this vine, Affile, their villas and their vineyards. The first written document dates back to 1600, by Rutilio Scotti, with a description of the variety and its medicinal properties.
Ampelographic features Leaf: small, pentagonal, quinquelobata or trilobata and even almost whole; Petiole breast in lira, closed and also with overlapping edges; Upper U-side breasts, open and also ellipsoid, closed and with overlapping, medium or shallow edges; Lateral lateral sinuses missing or V, open, shallow; Lower page aracnoidea; Wavy flap, corrugated lobes with right-to-right corners; Main rib on the bottom page of green color, aracnoid; Medium to regular teeth, in 2 series, with small teeth, convex margins, medium width. Bunch: medium or small, cylindrical, often winged and cylindrical, semicircular or semi-sparrow for light casting, short, medium, grassy, ​​or semi-legged peduncle. Acino: small, spheroidal, regular circular section; Peel of medium thickness and consistency, of black-bluish colar, very prune, medium-evident navel; Melted pulp, with a simple flavor, colorless juice; Short, medium-sized pedicels in pink; Small, medium-sized and pink-looking knots; Brush short and thin and pink; Separation of the acorn from the easy pediment.
Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety The Cesane variety of Affile produces wines rich in alcohol, ruby-colored with tendency to garnet with age. The olfactory range is mild and delicately scented with berries, with blueberries and more. There is a spicy and floral vein with violet shades. The palate is well-structured and solid, with tannins and bitter aftertaste that contrasts the delicacy of the nose.

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