Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
GRAPES: Sangiovese 85%, Merlot 7,5 %. and Cabernet 7,5%
VINEYARDS: 20-50 years old
ALTITUDE: 450-550 Mt asl
TYPE OF SOIL: Skeletal hill soil with clay and gravel
HARVEST TIME: Grapes harvested separately in September and October
WINEMAKING: The grapes are vinified in temperature-controlled steel tanks. Spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occur in stainless steel tank before the wines are pumped into oak barrels.
AGEING: in oak barrels of 30 hl for 24 months and in the bottle for 6-8 months.
ALCOHOL LEVEL: 14% vol.
PRODUCTION: 8.000 bottles.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C.
COLOR: Intense ruby red still with granate highlight.
SMELL: the nose is intense with hints of black berries and plums, then opens with spicy aromas of cocoa and licorice.
TASTE: At the palate it is very soft, followed by a good sense of volume that fills the mouth well. Tannins are present but enveloping and warm sustained by good acidity that lets predict a good aging potential. Good persistence and length that completes the tasting leaving the mouth pleasantly dry.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: game, red meat, mature cheeses.