||22% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Carmènere
||Second and third ten days of September. The grapes are hand-picked in 8 different vineyards, where they are placed in small crates on which a code is immediately stamped, just before they are cold-stored. Each bunch is selected by expert eyes and hands, and then goes through our exclusive “berry spa,” a special whirlpool-like wash for grape bunches, consisting of three soaking tanks, followed by thorough drying.
||Then the clusters are transported over the maceration vat, where they are destemmed, allowing the berries to naturally fall into vat. This eliminates the need for traditional pumping systems, which cause the skins to break and develop unwanted herbaceous hints. Skin contact lasted 21 days for Merlot and Carménère, 22 days for Cabernet Franc, and 20 days for Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration were controlled by accurately managing temperature and punching down the grape cap several times.
||In oak and stainless steel for approximately 21 months, followed by gravity bottling.
||Price Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Corte del Lupo Rosso 2017 € 20.74