The Antico Attico Milesi Wines

Terre di Franciacorta Rosso DOC - CURTEFRANCA

Terre di Franciacorta Rosso DOC

Grapes: 40% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon - 40% Merlot - 10% Barbera d’Asti - 10% Nebbiolo

It is a dry red wine. The red colour is bright with purple reflexes when young and red with garnets reflexes when aged. Its scent is typically intense, fragrant and fruited, winy if aged. The taste is full, robust and soft, properly balanced. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc bear a structure and a note almost wild, the Merlot velvety and elegant, the Nebbiolo strength and long-life, the Barbera freshness and savour. The ideal thing to do is to uncork the bottle a little before tasting, if aged, pour in a decanter to leave the wine to air-out at 18°C.
It can age well between three and five years.

Alcohol by volume volume: 13%

The wine is produced from the winery own grapes harvested from vineyards registered with the DOC, register, production area of Franciacorta - Town of Cellatica and Brescia. The planted land lies at the foothills, the terrain is clayey.

Guyot planting system with 4,000 stocks per hectare. Grape yield 100 quintals per hectare.

Planting years 1991/2000

Grape harvesting is punctuated based on the degree of ripeness of the grapes and based on the wines to produce. It is traditionally and strictly done by hand placed in crates not exceeding 18 Kg. The grape without the stalks is left to ferment under controlled temperature (24°C) in temperature controlled stainless steel fermentors for about 10 days with the addition of selected yeasts. These processes are followed by daily operations of pumping the wine over the skins (called frollatura) and délastage, raking after fermentation.
Filtration before bottling.

The storing of the wine is partially done in stainless vats and part in oaken barrels and barriques for at least 18 months before the bottling.
Improvement in bottles lasts for at least three months.

Ideal food combinations: entree dishes of pasta with meat sauces and salmě of game meats, excellent with grilled meats, roasts, braised meats, grilled food, mushrooms and polenta.

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