Scents of black cherry, licorice, forest floor, minerals and a stylish coating of vanillin oak. Deep, full and lush on the palate, with core of succulent fruit, beautifully integrated tannins, and a long, complex, utterly profound finish.
A perfect match for matured cheeses, flavourful first courses and game.
Grape variety: sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, merlot
Alcoholic proof: 14%
Production area/Denomination: Tuscany IGT
Vineyard altitude: 350/400 m. sea level.
Terrain: the typical soil of Tuscany is rich in clay, limestone and fragmented rocks, the so-called "galestro" and "alberese", located at an average altitude of 350/400 meters. above sea level. The climate is continental, with relatively low average temperatures in winter (4-5 degrees C), and the dry and hot summers in which the mercury column sometimes rises above 35 degrees. We have significant temperature changes during the day, which are partly due to the rather high altitudes.
Vinification: After ripening fully, the grapes are vinified separately, undergoing prolonged temperature-controlled maceration in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over every day to obtain better extraction of colour, complexity and soft tannins. At the end of the year, when both the malolactic fermentation is completed, the wine is blended in appropriate proportions which differ depending on the year.
Aging: 12 months in barriques, 4 months in bottle.
Serving temperature: 16/18 °C