Foramacchie Gabriele Mazzeschi :
Foramacchie“ wine is produced with 95% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes. After harvesting by hand, the grapes are crushed and made to feminate with their own yeasts in cement tanks. After about 2 months, of which 30 days of maceration with the skins, it is aged in oak barrels for about 12 months.
„Foramacchie“ is the wine that most represents the winery and the territory, Tuscany, where the Sangiovese grape is the undisputed protagonist. Thanks to the blend with Cabernet-Sauvignon and the aging in barriques, the astringency typical of Sangiovese is perfectly tamed, leaving room for elegance.
Among the main aromas are red fruits and wild strawberries.
Perfect for an aperitif/antipasto based on cured meats and aged cheeses, meat first courses, roasts (better if flavoured with herbs) and steak.
About the producer, Gabriele Mazzeschi :
Over 100 hectares of land divided into vineyards, olive groves, arable land and centuries-old oak forestsmake up the perfect ecosystem of Le Capanne Farm.
The land is located in Val di Chio, in the countryside of the green Castiglion Fiorentino, a town of Etruscan origin between Arezzo and Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany.
The property, handed down for several generations, is now run by Gabriele Mazzeschi, who, after graduating in Agricultural Science and Technology in 2012, decided to combine his studies with his family experience, carrying on the production of wine, oil and cereals.
The farm, consisting of land and old farmhouses, uses organic and biodynamic cultivation techniques, no pesticide treatment and chemical fertilization of synthesis is carried out, thus ensuring environmental sustainability.
The farm Gabriele Mazzeschi, has eight hectares of cultivated vineyards to Sangiovese, Syrah, Trebbiano and Malvasia with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo.
The grain is terroir. The vine absorbs everything from the soil: for this reason the plants are treated only with mine sulphur and copper water.
Five hectares of spurred cordon vines, a form of vine training with a low yield per plant, guarantee the high quality of production.
Sangiovese, Syrah, Trebbiano and Malvasia are the qualities produced by Gabriele Mazzeschi, enriched by a small part of Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo.
After a soft pressing of the grapes, the alcoholic fermentation begins spontaneously in the barrels, thanks to the natural yeasts, and then continues with the malolactic fermentation.
In the cellar continues the natural “way” of production, using wooden and cement barrels to perform a perfect maturation of the wine.
Here are finally ready two red wines, a white and the typical vin santo, all from organic farming.