Cabernet Franc - Costa Toscana

Limite Cabernet Franc Costa Toscana is created from the finest selection of Cabernet Franc grapes grown along the Tuscan Coast in one of the most beautiful settings with some of the best conditions for growing this noble variety, which has found a new home in this corner of Tuscany. The choice of grapes to make Limite always involves a careful selection of the best bunches in the vineyard, followed by the separate vinification of the grapes from the most appropriate parcels according to the climate over the year, resulting in an elegant, characterful wine with a strong varietal identity, a great Mediterranean wine but with a fresh, dynamic quality, able to convey all the energy, power and character of Costa Toscana Cabernet Franc.

Appellation :

Costa Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc

Variety :

100% Cabernet Franc

Age of the vines :

Approximately 30 years

Altitude :

100-120 m above sea level

Date of harvest :

18 September 2019

Yield per vine :

Approximately 800 grams per vine on average

Fermentation :

Spontaneous, using yeasts naturally present on the grapes

Vinification :

The grapes were picked by hand then fermented in small open vessels with around 30% of the bunches left whole. Skin contact for 16 days with daily punch-downs.

Ageing :

Approximately 10 months in new wood casks

Appellation :

Costa Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc

Bottling :

4 settembre 2020

Bottles produced :

2,035 75 cl bottles

Climate during vintage 2019

The 2019 vintage saw a cold winter followed by a mild spring until July. The start of the growing cycle was slightly delayed but the vines caught up later thanks to the hot summer temperatures and dry climate. The dry heat supported the formation of perfectly healthy, loosely clustered bunches of well-balanced grapes. The excellent acidity and sugar content bode well for the future development of this vintage’s wines.