Fico 2015

Principe Corsini

2015
Toscana IGT
300 bottles produced Produced in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Florence Organic Farming Method from the Gugliaie vineyard 100% Sangiovese Altitude of 270metres with South exposition The soil is pliocenic hills rich in river stones 5,000 plants per ha. Trained on Spurred cordon Average age of the vine is 19 years. harvest on 19th September 2015. Fermentation - manual destemming, fermentation in open French oak barrels for 16 days; daily punch-down of the cap during fermentation. Unfiltered with no sulphites added. Bottle on 16th June 2016. 13% alchool. Denomination : IGT Toscana Sangiovese The 2015 Fico is a delicate and pure expression of Sangiovese made according to careful organic and biodynamic principles. The wine bears a striking resemblance to Burgundian Pinot Noir both in approach and quality. It opens to a pale garnet color with bright ruby highlights. The bouquet starts slowly to reveal wild berry, blue violet and blanched almond. In the mouth, the wine presents energetic verve and beautifully balanced freshness. This wine will stand out to those looking for beautifully ethereal Sangiovese. Fico Wine is a project started by Filippo Corsini, the young son of Principe Corsini's Duccio Corsini. Following whirlwind training in vineyards, wineries and the wine trade spanning Tuscany, Argentina and New York, Filippo selected a small parcel of vines at his family's Villa Le Corti property in San Casciano south of Florence. The 2.5 hectares of vines are located in the Gugliaie single vineyard near an ancient fig tree, or "fico" in Italian. The soils are rich in limestone clay and the characteristic stones of Chianti Classcio. Filippo took what he learned during his winemaking experiences abroad and was especially intrigued by biodynamic farming. The wine is executed with very little intervention, no filtering and no added sulfites. Only 280 bottles were produced. Filippo was tragically killed while riding his bike in London traffic in October 2016, just months after this wine was bottled. His father, Duccio, will be continuing the Fico Wine project in his son's memory.
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Sangiovese
Alcohol-abv
15%
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Tuscany

Tuscany

One of Italy’s most preferred by wine connoisseurs, the region of Tuscany is probably only rivalled for its prestige by Piedmont, in the north. Tuscany contains a number of very fine DOC and DOCG appellations within its geographical borders, and is also home to the Super Tuscans. By far the most relevant Tuscan appellation is Chianti Classico, where some incredible wines that compete at the highest level are produced. Many of these amazing Chiantis will age for over twenty years. Chianti shares Tuscany with Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, both of which produce wines of great quality. Brunello is a local variety of the Sangiovese grape. The warm temperatures coming off the coast, combined with the cool breezes from the hills, create a multitude of microclimates.

DOCG and DOC

IGT: Toscana; Colli della Toscana Centrale; Vermentino di Toscana

DOC: Barco Reale di Carmignano; Bolgheri; Chianti; Elba; Maremma Toscana; Rosso di Montalcino; Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC;Vin Santo del Chianti; Vin Santo del Carmignano

DOCG:Brunello di Montalcino; Chianti Classico; Chianti Classico Riserva; Carmignano; Morellino di Scansano; Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Tuscany accounts for over thirty DOC and half a dozen of DOCG wines. In addition to the great, well-known and appreciated reds, the local production includes a few distinguishable whites, the most notable among them being, without doubt, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Other delicious whites include the Bianco d'Elba, Bianco di Bolgheri, Vermentino and Bianco di Pitigliano.

Grape varieties

One of the most well known is Sangiovese the mainstay in all but one of Tuscany's seven red-wine DOCGs. In Montalcino it goes by the name Brunello, hence the name Brunello di Montalcino; in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano it is locally known as Prugnolo Gentile. Chianti, famed the world over, also features Sangiovese, as well as permitting the addition of small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino, and international gems Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As well as being famed for its reds, Tuscany produces some distinguished whites, one of which has achieved DOCG status: Vernaccia di San Gimignano.