Foglia Tonda

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Grape variety Foglia Tonda
Grape colour Red grape
Vigour Good
Ripening Last decade of September - beginning of the first decade of October.
History The Foglia Tonda vine, practically disappeared, was recently rediscovered in the Chianti area. There is no reliable information on its origins: the Di Rovasenda (1877) declared to have found it in the vineyards of the Castle of Brolio del Barone Ricasoli. Combined with the other typical grape varieties of the Chianti area, it gives the wine greater strength and makes it more suitable for aging.
Ampelographic features Leaf: orbicular, of medium size, whole or with slightly hinted lobes; with lyre sinus closed or closed with overlapping edges; lateral sinuses of the upper lobes, when they are present, broad U; flat flap, somewhat bubbly, of medium thickness; lobes, when present, planes, with a corner at the top with a broad base; upper arachnoid page dark green, medium brilliant or almost opaque, with green veins; lower arachnoid page, light green with main green veins; ribs of 1 ° -2 ° -3 ° protruding order; pronounced, irregular lateral teeth, concave on one side, convex on the other, with a broad base. Bunch: medium-large or medium (length 15-23 cm) of semi-compact or compact appearance, pyramidal, winged with one or two wings; visible, herbaceous, medium-large peduncle. Berry: of medium size (transversal diameter 13-16 mm); slightly obvoid; persistent and slightly prominent navel; very pruinosa bleu peel, medium consistent; neutral flavor; pedicels of medium length, or medium-short, green; clear, green tab; short brush
Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety The wine obtained from the Foglia Tonda vine is a dark ruby ​​red color. On the palate it is intense, fruity, floral and full-bodied.

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