Don José

Alcool 14,5%
Production area

Tuscan Maremma. Fattoria il Casalone. Orbetello Scalo, Grosseto.

Grapes and Vineyard

Cabernet Franc 100%
The manual harvest is carried out between mid and late September.


The must has a vinification time of 10 days, with continuous pumping  aimed to optimally extract colours and aromas. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, in new French oak barrels, where it remains for over 18 months in contact with its fine lees before being blended and bottled. The wine is further refined for at least 9 months in the bottle.


Ruby mantle faded at the edges. Refined nose, it lets out intoxicating aromas of wild fruits, marine scrub, noble vegetal sensations, resin and floral potpourri. Vigorous mouth, full of pure olfactory references and a silky texture tannin. Sapid gloss to herald very long persistence on the tongue.


Bordeaux bottle. Boxes of 6 bottles.
Limited production of 6,000 bottles.
Bottle format: 0.75 l and Magnum.


Serve at 16-18 ° C.
Accompanies meat-based first courses, medium and long-aged cheeses, mushroom-based preparations and roasted and grilled meats.

the Cabernet Franc

It is one of the most famous and widespread red grape varieties in the world. Originally from the Iberian side of the Pyrenees and then arrives in Gironde,
the French province of Bordeaux where it gives life to important wines.

It has been cultivated in Italy since the 19th century and has found its natural habitat in Friuli Venezia Giulia, where it is vinified in purity.
Recently, it is also cultivated in Tuscany and Puglia with excellent results.

From the name of the grape we can guess its main characteristic, a frank wine with a unique and unmistakable aroma.

Cabernet Franc has found an ideal setting in our Terroir with a particularly balanced maturation between sugar content and polyphenols.

Don José
  • 2020 - Best Wines Yearbook 2020 – Luca Maroni
    DON JOSE 'CABERNET FRANC D.O.C. MAREMMA TOSCANA 2017, receives recognition as the 3rd best Red Wine with 96 points out of 100 and the best Cabernet Franc in Italy.
    Tasting Sheet 2020 Yearbook - 2017 Vintage - Tasting date July 2019 - C 32 - E 31 - I 33 - IP 96
    "Qualitative summit of absolute sensorial value presents the best of the tasting: the perfume of DON JOSE 'CABERNET FRANC D.O.C. MAREMMA TOSCANA 2017. Blackberry and mulberry with a scent of fragrant, verdant vigor of absolute clarity, and with a spiciness of crystalline minty persuasion. With its extractive wealth that places it at the national top of the category and type."

  • 2019 - Best Wines Yearbook 2019 – Luca Maroni
    DON JOSE' 2016 – IP: 96 - C: 32 – E: 31 – I: 33 – O – H: 2.000 – K: Cabernet Franc
    "..DON JOSE 'CABERNET FRANC D.O.C. MAREMMA TOSCANA 2016, this too, given the perfumed integrity of the perfume..”
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