Balanced harvest, good weather pattern, great temperature range during the last period of maturation.
100% Sangiovese from a 6 hectares (15-acre) vineyard planted in 1993/94 at a density of 6.500 vines per hectare (2,600 vines per acre), trained in “Alberello”, “Bush” system . Grape production: 6000 Kg/Ha.
Calcareous-clayey mixture. Exposure south-west. Altitude 300 m.
Hand-harvested in small crates, over two phases, in order to select the most optimally ripe and healthy fruit.
Soft press and destemming. Fermented by indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. 15% with whole bunch. A prolonged skin-contact maceration is allowed only in some tanks. 60% steel tank maturation, and 40% in second-year barriques for 12 months. Light filtration and bottle-ageing for more than 6 months, before release. Nomacorc Select 500 closures with oxygen control.
Intense ruby red colour.
Cherries, violet, china., sweet and toasted spices, aromatic herbes and mineral calcareous notes. Full and well balanced palate, alcohol and tannins blend into the structure with fine, savory and citrus notes in the finish. Armoniuos and lingering. Serving temperature 16-18°C.
|Residual sugars||0,20 g/l|
|Volatile acidity||0,53 g/l|
|Total acidity||5,10 g/l|
|Net dry essence||28,40 g/l|