Le Cataste IGT Rosso di Toscana
Designation: Quercia al Poggio Le Cataste IGT
Area of production: Monsanto-Barberino val d’Elsa.
Firts vintage: 1997
Varieties: 50% Ciliegiolo, 50% Sangiovese.
Training systems: Cordon-trained and spur-pruned, Guyot.
Site: Vineyards are located on the hill, half overlooking the north valley towards Barberino Val d’Elsa and half looking south towards Castellina.
Soil type: Limestone and clay with sections of schist and calcareous-clay galestro.
Harvest method: Manual.
Winemaking: Traditional in temperature-controlled steel and cement containers.
Aging: About 30 months in 500-litre oak Barrels and 6 months bottle maturation
Alcohol content: 14,0% vol.
Production: About 9,000 bottles.
Available sizes: 0,750 l bottle.