Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy
The Frank & Serafico estate is located in the Maremma, the so called 'wild side of Tuscany' on the coast in Grosetto. This is a modern collaboration between two young winemakers Fabrizio [Frank] Testa and Pier Paolo [Serafico] Pratesi . They decided in 2009 to rent property and make wine in the Maremma. Within 2 years they started purchasing their own vineyards and continue to add to their holdings. This estate not only specializes in craft wines but also craft beer.
Vineyard location and elevation: Magliano in Toscana @ 250M asl
Soils: Galestro [consisting of stones]
The grapes undergo pre-ferment maceration at 8 degrees C for 2 days. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel.
15 days skin contact
Malo in cement vat
Aged for 8 months in cement then a minimum of 3-6 months in bottle.
20k bottles production.
Marasca and Violet notes on the nose and palate.
Frank & Serafico MR Morellino comes directly from the winery's Sangiovese vineyard.
This wine has a contagious freshness, a delicate scent of violet and marasca cherry, a fruit with a firm and savory taste.